Show us your Cirrhilabrus isosceles, Pintail Fairy Wrasse

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  1. Salty1962

    Salty1962 Wrasse and SPS Lover R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    Let us see your Cirrhilabrus isosceles (formly C. cf. lanceolatus), Pintail Fairy Wrasse. Curious about everyone's experience and husbandry practices for them. Who just keeps a single fish and who is trying to keep any harems? What other livestock are you keeping with them?
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    Fairy wrasses are very likely to turn male in aquariums, and when they do, they're very likely to fight.

    This particular species recently got an official name of its own - Cirrhilabrus isosceles.

    I've only ever had one - a female. She rapidly became a favorite fish - and then jumped through a hole in the eggcrate top, and was unable to find her way back to the water.

    ~Bruce
     
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    Watching this thread, although I may regret doing so as I just decided on a brunneus.
     
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    Old habit calling it a cf. lanceolatus. I've read most of the articles I can get my hands on about the new classification. Science has enabled us to get down so deep with classifications, even when it corrects itself.
     
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    Have owned mine for only a month. I feed LRS Reef Frenzy and he eats it up.
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    Awesome!
     
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    Mine is kept with many other wrasse and possibly a tiny female isosceles but I'm not 100% on that, And it wasn't my intention to have a pair so if it turns out to be one I'll remove it
     
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    I couldn't help myself and fixed your title/1st post. ;)

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    Mine was a young juvenile when I bought her a year ago. Just starting to change now. _MG_7703.JPG
     
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    awesome pics!
     
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    Thx Hunter, I meant to do that and forgot:rolleyes:
     
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    FYI, this is a Cirrhilabrus jordani;)
     
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    Salty1962 Wrasse and SPS Lover R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    I will try to get a pick of pinky tonight, he's a terminal male but flashes less now that my leopard wrasse passed :(. But I am getting a 175 gallon tank and he is going to be getting moved in with wrasse again once the tank is ready :). This is my favorite wrasse bar none, esp when he flashes.
     
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    Salty1962 Wrasse and SPS Lover R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    My new addition in acclimation.

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    Not gonna lie, mine is kind of a jerk. But he looks nice so he gets away with it.
     
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    Salty1962 Wrasse and SPS Lover R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    He's awesome. Who are his tank mates?
     
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