Purple Velvet Wrasse
Livestock might vary slightly from above picture, but should be a good representation...
  • Purple Velvet Wrasse Image 1
  • Purple Velvet Wrasse

  • Cirrhilabrus luteovittatus

  • Quantity Adjustable In Cart...

    Ordering between 10am PST Thursday and 10am PST Saturday will reserve the item. Our new stocklist is generated during this time, so items ordered in this window are reserved but not guaranteed to be in stock...
  • Tank Size: 90 Gallons
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 5"
    Coloration: Pink, Purple, Yellow, Blue, White
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Western Pacific Ocean, Fiji, Tonga
    Reef Compatible: Yes
    Experience Level: Advanced
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Yellowstreaked Fairy Wrasse, Velvet Multicolor Fairy Wrasse
  • Description
  • The Purple Velvet Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus luteovittatus), also known as the Yellowstreaked Fairy Wrasse or Velvet Multicolor Fairy Wrasse, is a stunningly beautiful fish found in the Western Pacific Ocean, particularly around Fiji and Tonga. Male Purple Velvet Wrasses are known for their vibrant maroon bodies with a distinctive horizontal yellow streak, while females exhibit a more subdued palette of olive green and purplish-blue hues. These fish are often found in small groups in lagoons and channels over coral or stands of macroalgae, adding a splash of color to their natural habitat.

    In aquariums, the Purple Velvet Wrasse is a popular choice for its beauty and relatively peaceful nature. They are active swimmers and require ample space to explore their surroundings. A well-maintained aquarium with plenty of live rock and hiding places will provide them with a comfortable environment. As carnivores, they should be fed a diet of vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and other meaty foods. While generally hardy, it's important to note that acclimating adult males can be challenging and may require live food to entice them to eat. With proper care and attention, the Purple Velvet Wrasse will thrive and showcase its mesmerizing beauty, making it a captivating addition to any saltwater aquarium.

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

  • User Reviews
  • User ReviewsNo user reviews yet, please submit your review below...  

    Submit ReviewName: Location: Email: (hidden...) Review: