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Marine Depot Species Database Education Center - Species Database

Laboute's Fairy Wrasse
Laboute's Fairy Wrasse
Cirrhilabrus labouti

Cirrhilabrus labouti or Labouti Fairy Wrasse is almost fake in appearance from the beautiful markings and coloration. This fish is one of the larger of the fairy wrasse species reaching almost five inches in length as an adult and well known for it's ability to jump from open topped tanks. Like other fairy wrasses of the Cirrhilabrus genus, it is fairly hardy and should be given plenty of places to hide. After it establishes it will become more active and be one of the best eaters in your tank. In captivity they tend to dull in color slightly when lacking the presence of another male. Do not attempt to keep more than one male unless they will live in a very large tank. Females are best introduced to the tank before or at the same time as the male. Will behave aggressively toward other fairy wrasses that arrive to the tank after them. This fish is not commonly available, please inquire via email or phone before placing an order for this colorful specimen.
Maximum Size: the Cirrhilabrus labouti grows up to 5.5 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Laboute's Fairy Wrasse prefers a tank of at least 50 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swi
Diet: The Cirrhilabrus labouti is a carnivore and likes to eat Variety of meaty treats including frozen mysis, saltwater feeder shrimp, squid, scallop clam and other crustaceans..
Level of Care: The Laboute's Fairy Wrasse is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Laboute's Fairy Wrasse may act peacefully toward other fish.
Hardiness: this is a moderately hardy fish
Range: Indo-Pacific.

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