Scott’s Velvet Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus scottorum) Care
The Scott’s Velvet Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus scottorum, is also known as the Scott’s Multicolor Wrasse. They should be kept in a tanks with swimming room, some sand substrate, and plenty rock work to hide and sleep in. This fish really should be maintained in a peaceful aquarium.
Scott’s Velvet Wrasses can reach up to 7 inches and require an aquarium of at least 60 gallons with plenty of live rock and a fine sand bed and do best with one male and multiple females. They are strong 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.
The Scott’s Velvet 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.