The Koi Fairy Wrasse has a blue body with bright red running along the dorsal edge and a shining yellow-orange face. Colours may vary to other blues and purples depending on the fish's mood. When courting, the male will display an increased colour intensity.
This species is consider it to be another colour form of the Blue Head Fairy Wrasse (C. cyanopleura) complex, once described as C.solorensis they are now known as C.aquamarinus.
The Koi Fairy Wrasse will thrive in either a fish-only or reef aquarium of 350L or larger. It needs a shaded area away from the bright lights. They will not bother corals or invertebrates, making them an ideal fish for the reef aquarium. These wrasse like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is recommended.
The Koi Fairy Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.