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Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse - Cirrhilabrus lubbocki - Tri-Color Fairy Wrasse

Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse - Cirrhilabrus lubbocki - Tri-Color Fairy Wrasse
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Minimum tank size:
55 Gallon
Maximum size:
3.1 inches
Reef compatibility:
Western Pacific
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Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse - Cirrhilabrus lubbocki: The Cirrhilabrus lubbocki fish is commonly known as Tricolor Fairy Wrasse, Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse, Flameback Fairy Wrasse or Striped Lubbock's Wrasse. The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse is a small sized chromate fish that is a brilliant addition, to any ornamental aquarium. The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse is available in various colours such as pink, red and purple. Colour of the fish varies, with the intensity of light. Male Lubbock’s Fairy Wrasse has an attractive dark yellow and red coloured body with distinct blue, brown or white bands that adds to its beauty. Dorsal fins of an adult Lubbock’s Fairy Wrasse have an appealing bright yellow colour. Female fish has burgundy colour and is less attractive than its male counterparts. Moreover, the coloured stripes are not conspicuous in a female Lubbock’s Fairy Wrasse. Male wrasse displays its radiant coloured body with more intensity during courting to attract the female fish. This is a marine oviparous fish.

The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse is a medium maintenance, hardy fish, which is absolutely reef compatible. An ideal tank set-up is fish only or reef aquarium with sand bed. When the Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse gets intimidated, it buries itself below the sand substrate or algae provided in the tank. Also while sleeping, this behavior is exhibited. The tank has to be provided with lot of live rock for the fish to hide. It is observed that this fish jumps out of the tank while mating or when spooked. Care has to be taken to cover the tank properly. The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse has a longer life span. So it is a valuable addition to the pet tank.

This is a peace loving community fish and hence can be kept in small groups. But the Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse fish has to be introduced to the tank simultaneously, to avoid any territorial dispute. It is advisable to have single male fish with two or three female Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse fish in an aquarium. This fish prefers to have semi-aggressive tank mates.

Maximum Size: The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse can grow to a maximum size of 3 inches.

General Size Specifications: Generally the size of this wrasse fish ranges between 1.5 to 2.5 inches.

Minimum Tank Size: The tank capacity for a healthy Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse fish should be at least 30 gallon. Quality of the water has to be maintained. (72-78ºF; s g 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4)

Habitat: Range: The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse is commonly found in Indonesia and Western Pacific.

Diet: Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse prefers to have planktons, in captivity it is a carnivore. Food intake includes feeder shrimps, flaked foods, shrimp, mysid shrimp and black worms. The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse should be fed with a variety of food including vitamin supplements.

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