A closer look at the extremely elusive Cirrhilabrus blatteus

Cirrhilabrus blatteus, more aptly named the purpled-boned fairy wrasse, is a member of the genus that is so extremely seldom seen that these handful of pictures of the fish in this post are probably some of the best out there.…

Aberrant Cirrhilabrus luteovittatus looks strikingly similar to C. aurantidorsalis

We’ve posted plenty of aberrant butterflies, angels and tangs but have you ever  wondered why we’ve not been posting any aberrant fairy wrasses? For some strange  reason, major aberrations seem to be pretty rare and nearly unheard of in  the Cirrhilabrus genus.…

Nice male Kenya fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus sp. 3 makes aquarium premier at Greenwich Aquaria

The Kenya fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus sp.3 is yet another never before seen species of exotic reef fish to get widely documented at Greenwich Aquaria before anywhere else in the country. Somewhat resembling Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis, the Kenya fairy wrasse also sports…

Male Naoko’s fairy wrasse displaying nuptial colors with frenzy

This excited Cirrhilabrus naokoae is a nuptial displaying male who is showing the peak of coloration for this species. This video produced by Kevin Kohen of LiveAquaria filmed this male Naoko’s fairy wrasse in his own display aquarium trying his…

Stubby-fin Fairy Wrasse in Alor Indonesia is probably a new species

There is a distinctive and unusual looking fairy wrasse lurking around Alor in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. The unusual wrasse is most likely an undescribed species of Cirrhilabrus which has a dorsal fin that is unlike any other…

Cirrhilabrus earlei video while flashing is quite a sight to behold

Cirrhilabrus earlei, earl’s fairy wrasse, is a very beautiful labrid which is primarily found in and around Palau, well outside of the normal marine ornamental collection areas and therefore extremely rare in the trade. Earl’s fairy wrasse was only discovered…

Cirrhilabrus johnsoni being collected in decent numbers for the rare wrasse lovers

Cirrhilabrus johnsoni is a very rare fairy wrasse which has thus far only sporadically made it’s way into the aquarium trade. Hailing from the Marshall Islands, Cirrhilabrus johnsoni is only known from a small part of the island chain called…