Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus lubbocki)
Max Size: 3 1/2 inches
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse boasts a stunning appearance. The male of this species stands out with its bright yellow and red body, adorned with captivating blue, brown, and white patterns. Females, although equally charming, tend to have less bold markings than their male counterparts. During the courting ritual, the male's colors intensify, adding to their allure.
To ensure the well-being of these fairy wrasses, it is advisable to keep them in a spacious aquarium of at least 50 gallons, suitable for either fish-only setups or reef environments. Providing shaded areas in the tank is recommended for their comfort. The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse is amiable towards other fish and invertebrates, making them an ideal addition to any reef aquarium. However, they are known to be jumpers, so it is essential to have a secure and tight-fitting canopy in place to prevent any accidents.
A balanced diet is crucial for the Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse's health and vitality. Their menu should consist of vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods. To supplement their diet further, offering high-quality marine flake and marine pellet food is also beneficial. By providing these dietary choices, we can ensure these captivating fairy wrasses thrive in their aquatic home.