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Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse
Cirrhilabrus lubbocki
Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse
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Size: 2-2.5 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament:
Reef Safe: monitor with shrimp
Diet: brine, mysis , pellet
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3 + Hours
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
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With its beautiful and stunning color combination, the Lubbock?s Fairy Wrasse looks brilliant in any reef tank. It adapts well in captivity and is easy to care for which makes it a very good choice for a beginner aquarist. The Lubbock?s Fairy Wrasse is a small, hardy and friendly towards other fishes which makes it an ideal saltwater and reef aquarium fish. Male Lubbock?s Fairy Wrasse is aggressive unlike females who are quite peaceful, therefore they can be kept in a tank together. Remember it is better to introduce females at first before males, or the males become aggressive towards newly added females. The Lubbock?s Fairy Wrasse should be kept in a tank not less than 30 gallons. It is completely reef safe fish that will not touch corals or bother any other invertebrates in the tank. The aquarium should be well-established with live rocks and hiding places lest the Lubbock?s Fairy Wrasse become shy and hide most of its time. It likes brightly lit areas in the tank as well as dark areas. So the tank should be cleverly decorated for the Lubbock?s Fairy Wrasse to thrive well. It grows well in a temperature range of 72-82 degree Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. The Lubbock?s Fairy Wrasse is very easy to feed, accepts high quality flake food. The food includes frozen and chopped sea food, since it is carnivorous and should be given a high protein diet such as shrimps and meaty foods.
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The Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse is a great fish for the reef aquarium adding both bright color andactivity. They enjoy lots of rockwork to swim around and it will accept most fishfoods.The Wrasse family of fish is a large group of usually very colorful free swimmingfish. These fish are powerful swimmers using their pectoral fins to propel themthrough the water. Wrasses usually have powerful jaws that enable them to crushtheir food, which includes worms. These fish usually have long continuous dorsalfins and are found in groups in the wild. The Wrasses are one of the few fish thatwill bury themselves in the sand when sleeping or during flight. As with mostPomacanthus Angels, these fish go through extraordinary color changes from juvenileto adult. Wrasses are also able to change their sex during these phase changes.
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