Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus lubbocki)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 149 ft. Size: 3.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse is found in groups on reefs rich in corals and rubble. It generally feeds close to the bottom in mixed schools, often with other fairy wrasse species. Color varies from pinkish red to purple, males can vary considerably from one area to another. The males often display for females or even other males, swimming slowly toward the surface and sprinting downward. Females have a black spot on the dorsal region of the caudal peduncle which males lack.
Husbandry: Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse is a hardy wrasse in an aquairum. Females can be housed in groups while males should be housed singly. Do not put them in a community tank with other planktivores such as dottybacks or anthias/pseudanthias which will compete for the same food source.
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