|Minimum Tank Size:||75g|
Cirrhilabrus shutmani. Cirrhilabrus shutmani, the magma wrasse has just been described. The solid red coloration of Cirrhilabrus shutmani is unlike virtually any other species of fairy wrasse but it clearly shows some visual affinity with the common Hawaiian flame wrasse, Cirrhilabrus jordani. But since the magma wrasse was discovered in the northern Philippines many thousands of miles away this species has developed into a beautiful fairy wrasse which is quite distinct. Besides its brilliant red coloration, this species is called the magma wrasse since it was found living around Didicas Volcano in the Caguyan Islands. Part of the reason this fish hadn‚Äôt ever been collected is that it lives at a modest depth of between 50 to 70 meters or around 165 to 230 feet deep! Like many other fairy wrasses Cirrhilabrus shutmani likes fairly open rubble slopes where juveniles and females can find plenty of places to hide.