Laboute's Fairy Wrasse

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Basics

Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus laboutei

Family: Labridae

Origin: Central & South Pacific

 

Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lifespan: 5-7 years
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Maximum Size: 3.5"- 5"
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

 

Overview

The Laboute's Fairy Wrasse is a rare and exquisitely beautiful wrasse. The upper half of their body is a rich pink-toned red covered with intricate magenta and yellow horizontal stripes and markings. The bottom half, including the belly, is a blue toned white. Males will display more intense colors during spawning, and their colors may also change with mood.

This peaceful, non-destructive fish does well in both reef setups and fish only aquariums. They can be kept singly or in a group including one male and a few females. The tank should have a tight fitting lid, as they are known for jumping. 

They should be fed mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and other meaty preparations.