Let Me ID Your Wrasse!

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  1. cpschult

    cpschult Well-Known Member

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    Difference between splendid fairy wrasse and pintail fairy wrasse (cirrhilabrus isosceles?).

    Saw a splendid at my lfs, looked a lot like my pintail fairy. Can't find much on them. The same or no?

    Thanks!
    Chris
     

  2. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Same fish, different common names.
     
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    cpschult Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    Out of curiosity does this look like it's transitioning into a male? It has more color in it's face and the tail is starting to point more than mine is. Was something like 130$, thought it was a decent deal. Thanks again!
     
  4. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    It's a young male.
     
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    trido Well-Known Member

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    Any idea what this little guy is? Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics.
    Its lateral line glows white when its swimming away from you.


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    I believe that is a Halichoeres biocellotus
     
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    Thanks for the speedy response. You nailed it.
     
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  8. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Yup, that's correct.
     
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    I hate to question you fish intelligence and I honestly don't think I've even seen an incorrect ID from you, but... How sure are you that it is a C. rubeus? The yellow line and black(ish) on the fins (in person, my flash changes that in the photos) still leaves me wondering. I really hope, but doubt, to have a decent photo of him soon. Here is a better (still not the best) shot of him. I'm never quick enough to catch the flash when I'm actually close to having it focused.
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  10. eatbreakfast

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    It looks like a C. rubeus from the Maldives, but seeing the fins would help to id for sure.
     
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    Can someone confirm ID please?
    Not 100% sure...


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    Sold to me as a female filament wrasse, can anyone confirm?

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    Thinking it is actually a lubbocki wrasse. They had a lot of small females like this, would it be worth to go pick up another one or two? How long would it take to transition to male all by itself?

    I have a 40 gallon with the following fish: venustus angel, atrosalarias fuscus (blenny), a pair of blackfoot clowns, valentini puffer, and tricolor anthias, in case this matters.
     
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  13. eatbreakfast

    eatbreakfast Fish Nerd Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Expert Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Looks to be a female in the rubriventralis complex.
    Could be. A correct id on the species level for female flashers is pretty difficult.
     
  14. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Yeah, I can't say much more either; but definitely a female in the rubriventralis complex. Maybe kwazulu, but that's far from certain right now.

    I feel strongly about it being a female C. pylei.

    I wouldn't: https://www.reef2reef.com/ams/pairing-wrasses-thats-not-how-any-of-this-works.3/
    Further reading: https://www.reef2reef.com/ams/all-about-reef-safe-wrasses-in-aquaria.28/
     
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    If it is a pylei than i freaking stole this fish for $16
     
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    Indeed! Time will tell, but either way $16 is deal on any of the species mentioned!
     
  17. uk-ross

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    Thanks fellas. Will watch on over the next couple of months and report back. It came in with a Male isosceles and was sold as a pair. Although fish shop did agree it was not a female pintail, fingers crossed whatever she is, she is peaceful...
     
  18. leahfiish

    leahfiish Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Can anybody help me with an ID on this fish?
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  19. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    That looks like what's been called, so far, as Darwin's Glow Wrasse. It's in the cyanopleura complex.
     
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