Tricolor Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus lubbocki) Care
The Tricolor Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus lubbocki, will reach a maximum size of nearly 4 inches and is is a very colorful and hardy wrasse, but need to be kept in a tanks with plenty of swimming room, some sand substrate, and rock work to hide and sleep in. These are great schooling fish and can be kept 1 male to every 3 females. Their colors do tend to fad a little in captivity. They normally live in the outer parts of a reef and feed on zooplankton in the wild.
Tricolor Fairy Wrasses are good jumpers and should be kept in a tank with a cover. They do not need a deep sand bed to bury themselves in at night. Instead they may form a mucus cocoon or wedge themselves into rock crevices. Should they form a cocoon to sleep in there is no need to remove it from the tank as it is not harmful. It is not uncommon for them to hide the first several days when introduced to a new tank.
Tricolor Fairy Wrasses are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as brine and mysis shrimp, high-quality frozen foods, pieces of fresh seafood, and flake and pellet foods. Feed them two to three times each day.