The Laboute's Fairy Wrasse has a distinctive pattern of colours ranging from red, orange and yellow with a blue cap covering the nose and head. The male and female of this species are very similarly coloured, but when courting, the male will display increased colour intensity. Colours may vary depending on the fish's mood.
The Laboute's Fairy Wrasse is a very peaceful, active fish that will bring both colour and activity to a fish-only or reef aquarium of 300L or larger. They will not bother any corals or invertebrates making them a perfect fish for the reef aquarium. A single male can be kept with a group of females that is introduced prior to or at the same time as the male. These wrasse like to jump, so a tight fitting canopy is recommended.
The Laboute'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.