Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus solorensis) Care
The Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus solorensis, is also known as the Red-eye Wrasse and the Redheaded Fairy Wrasse. These fish come from the Western Central Pacific. Females have a pinkish-orange body. Males have a greenish-blue body with a pink and yellow head. Coloration, markings, and patterns can vary greatly depending on age.
Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasses can reach up to 5″ and require an aquarium of at least 75 gallons with plenty of live rock and a fine sand bed and do best with one male and multiple females. They are jumpers and should be kept in an aquarium with a lid. They will likely hide for several days when first introduced to a new aquarium. A deep sand bed is not needed for this wrasse to bury itself in at night. Instead they may form a mucus cocoon or wedge themselves into rock crevices. Should they form a cocoon to sleep in there is no need to remove it from the tank.
They are reef safe and will not bother corals, invertebrates and other fish.
The Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasse is carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as brine and mysis shrimp, high-quality frozen foods, pieces of fresh seafood, and flake and pellet foods.