Flame Wrasse male (Cirrhilabrus jordani)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean (Hawaii)
Depth: 63 to 296 ft. Size: 4 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: Flame wrasses are found on fore reef slopes in harems consisting of one male and large numbers of females. Males are often seen courting females with 'tail standing' swimming head up and tail down with fins erect. A single male and its harem may include over 10 females. Males have red dorsal fins and a yellow body with two white stripes passing from the jaws to the caudal peduncle.
Husbandry: Flame Wrasses often accept flake foods in an aquarium. It is considered a hardy aquarium species. Males should be housed individually, or with females if all are introduced to an aquarium simultaneously. They are generally peaceful with unrelated species.
AKA: Jordan's Fairy Wrasse, Hawaiian Flame Wrasse
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