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Two C.earlei Fairy Wrasses available stateside, but with a hitch

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 09, 2011 08:00 AM
Pacific Island Aquatics currently has two Cirrhilabrus earlei offered for sale as a pair. These wrasses are amongst the rarest (and in my humble opinion, most beautiful) in the world. They also have the best personality of any wrasse I know, and they're hardy to boot. So what's the hitch?
Two C.earlei Fairy Wrasses available stateside, but with a hitch

Cirrhilabrus earlei "pair" for sale at Pacific Island Aquatics

The problem is the specimens being sold as a "pair" are both males.  While I personally have kept a male/female pair of Earlei Wrasses and can attest to their gentle temperament, I really don't know if two males will coexist peacefully in one tank.  In my opinion, Pacific Island Aquatics should sell these individually.

Then there is the $2,500 price tag for the pair. However, this is actually a fair market price for this species.  Cirrhilabrus earlei are only available once in a blue moon.

If you've got the funds and the appetite for "holy grail" wrasses, find a friend with disposable income to split the "pair."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN6iHc0HLYY

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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