Fish Guide

Laboute Wrasse   (Cirrhilabrus laboutei)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Great Barrier Reef, Southern Indian Ocean
Depth: 26 to 182 ft.   Size: 4.5 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton
Natural History: The Laboute Wrasse is found on rubble-bottom reef faces and slopes. It is generally encountered in groups consisting of mostly females, often in association with other species of Cirrhilabrus wrasses. Males and females are similarly colored, although males have more lengthwise striping than females.
Husbandry: The Laboute Wrasse is considered a hardy aquarium species. Juvenile females are particularly docile and tolerate a wide range of tankmates. Larger individuals sometimes become aggressive with other small fish. This species is reported to retain its color quite well despite the absence of any other members of its own species.

AKA: Laboute's Fairy Wrasse

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