Fire-Tail Devil/Dottyback?

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cmross13

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Anybody have any experience with one of these? Looks like a giant wrasse but apparently is completely unrelated. I’m not finding a ton of solid info online. Some say reef safe, some say not. My LFS had a massive 5-6” gorgeous fish that someone traded in and I’d like to get my hands on it…

he/she was very photoshy, this was the best I could do lol

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That is a Labracinus cyclophthalmus, one of the largest dottybacks. Their common name of fire-tail devil is likely in refection to their behavior - they are MEAN. I haven't worked with one in years, not worth the hassle IMO. They can get about twice the size of this one. They are "reef safe" in that they won't bother corals, but they will eat shrimp and may attack other fish.

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