Cirrhilabrus squirei gets range extended like a trailing caudal fin

Cirrhilabrus squirei, one of the newest additions to the Fairy Wrasse stable, has until now only been known from a small area on the Great Barrier Reef and one reef in the Coral Sea off North Queensland, Australia. A recent…

Incredibly rare Cirrhilabrus hybrid from RVS FishWorld lands in Iwarna Aquafarm, Singapore

The amazing wrasse pictured above is an incredibly rare fusion between two already rare species. The yet to be described Pintail fairy wrasse (Cirrhilabrus cf. lanceolatus) and the also difficult to obtain Crescent tail fairy wrasse (C. lunatus) sometimes hybridizes…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Cirrhilabrus earlei

Cirrhilabrus earlei is a fairly new fairy wrasse to enter the trade in recent years. Collection of this species from the Marshall islands has increased the availability of this fish ten fold since its original discovery in Palau. While it…

The most exquisite Pintail fairy wrasse brought up from Japanese abyss

CIrrhilabrus lanceolatus, the pin tail fairy wrasse is one of the most exquisite wrasses in the sea (not to be confused with Cirrhlabrus exquisitus). Certain forms of the pin tail fairy wrasse are available from time to time, and while the…

Scott’s fairy wrasse from Cook Islands is the quintessential Cirrhilabrus scottorum

Once upon a time, Scott’s fairy wrasses from the Cook Islands was THE wrasse to have; it was the bee’s knees of fairy wrasses and it was pretty much the only form of Cirrhilarbus scottorum that you could get in the…

Cirrhilabrus squirei: First specimen caught and shipped to BlueHarbor

“Cirrhilabrus squirei” is a spanking new labrid to be added to the growing list of fairy wrasses species. Collected in the Coral Sea, this ultra gorgeous species pays homage to Cirrhilabrus johnsoni, as well as Cirrhilabrus cf. lanceolatus (The Pintail…

Cirrhilabrus humanni “Stubby-fin Fairy Wrasse” from Alor, Indonesia officially described

Cirrhilabrus humanni is one of 25 new species to be documented from the East Indies, and will be featured in Allen and Erdmann’s new book. In May 2010, Ned and Anna De Loach documented a previously unknown fairy wrasse in the island of…

BlueHarbor releases new pictures and videos of Cirrhilabrus claire along with the other deepwater rarities

BlueHarbor released new pictures and videos of their latest haul and here’s a better look at the insanely rare Cirrhilabrus claire. As we’ve mentioned previously, C. claire has never had its live picture featured anywhere before and this pair marks…

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.…