Labouti Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus labouti)
Family: Labridae (Hogfish, Wrasses)
Natural Range: Southern Indian Ocean, Great Barrier Reef
Depth: 26 to 182 ft. Size: 4.75 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Labouti Wrasse is found on reef faces and slopes over rubble bottoms. It is usually observed in small groups that consist mostly of females. This species may form feeding aggregations with other species of fairy wrasses.
Husbandry: Young Labouti Wrasses are very hardy aquarium fish. Large Labouti Wrasses need plenty of swimming space and numerous hiding places to take refuge in when threatened. After acclimation, they may become more aggressive with other similar species but generally remain peaceful, even with other fairy wrasses.
Reproduction: This species has bred in captivity.
AKA: Laboute's Fairy Wrasse
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