Lubbock’s Fairy Wrasse


Fish Type: Reef SafeWrasse


Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus lubbocki (Male)


Species: Labridae

Color: Blue, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Aggressiveness: With Same Species
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 3.5"
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gal
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria


The Multicolored Lubbock’s Fairy Wrasse is also known as the Lubbock’s Fairy Wrasse. The male has a bright yellow and red body with blue, brown, and white ornamentation. The females generally do not have quite as bold markings as the males. When courting, the male will display an increased color intensity.

A 50 gallon or larger aquarium, either fish-only or reef, with a shaded area is recommended. The Lubbock’s Fairy Wrasse will not bother fish or invertebrates, making them a perfect addition to any reef aquarium. These fish do like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is required.

The Multicolor Lubbock’s Fairy Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.

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