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Got a wrasse but have no idea what species it is? Post it here with a good, clear picture and I'll ID it for you. If you can capture a photo with the fins flared out, all the better. :wink:

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Kano,

Juvenille halichoeres are always challanging, as they change A LOT as they mature.

That being said I do believe that's a Dusky Wrasse (juvi). However, you are incorrect on the Latin name (I'm guessing lead astray by Live Aquaria; they have had the wrong latin on this species for a while - I should notify them of this). Halichoeres marginatus is the correct latin name.http://www.fishbase.org/summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=5631
 

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:( I thought you were going to bring a fun challange to start this off!
no, just recognizing your willingness to help. I know you know your wrasses.. esp F&F wrasses. :)

I don't have any wrasses atm but I'm sure it won't be long til I have a "few" again. ;)
 

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Oh cool. It's nice to know male. Lubbocks fairy wrasse is all I had. :)


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Wow I didn't realize the dusky wrasse looked like that as a juvi. I had one for about a year but didn't get a chance to see that. Very cool. I love wrasses as well so I'll be following.
 

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I did notice that different places had it listed under a different name. Checked some books that had the name you listed. Thanks for the confirmation. :)
 
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I know we already discussed this, but for archival purposes:

Thalassoma rueppellii

And I do not know of a way to determine sex with that species, nor can I seen to find any info on such. Sorry. :(
 

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Tell me three wrasses I can put in my reef tank that will get along. I'm pretty sure I want a Scott's Fairy. What else could I get?
 
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Tell me three wrasses I can put in my reef tank that will get along. I'm pretty sure I want a Scott's Fairy. What else could I get?
I'd like to keep this thread focused on photos and ID's, but if you start a new thread I'll gladly answer that. And you'll be more likely to get the opinions of others as well.
 

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This guy did not want to hold still for a second. He was labeled as a Lime Wrasse but when researching I could only find a Lime Green Wrasse and this guy wasn't that green. He was very pastel with almost faded colors. If you can help that would be great but I understand the pictures are not that great.
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