Labout's Fairy Wrasse - Cirrhilabrus laboutei
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The Labout's Fairy Wrasse is native to the waters of the Great Barrier Reef where it can be found in small harems on the reefs. The body displays an array of yellow, orange, purple, and magenta coloration in horizontal lines and a white underside, while the tail and fins have concentric circles of iridescent blue spotting.
The Labout's Fairy Wrasse grows to about 5.5", and is an active swimmer requiring a tank of 90 gallons or larger. As with most fairy wrasses, once acclimated, they're generally a hardy and easy to keep species. They are reef safe, and usually won't bother invertebrates like many wrasse species. Unlike some wrasse don't require sand, preferring to sleep in a slime cocoon at night tucked into the rock. A well fitted cover should be provided to prevent this species from jumping.
Labout's Fairy Wrasse are carnivores, and should be provided with a diet rich in meaty frozen foods.