Let Me ID Your Wrasse!

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  1. Howieumd

    Howieumd Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    If that's indeed a Diamond Tail Flasher, was it a recent purchase? Where did you get it from? Been looking for one for months and haven't seen any pop up anywhere. Thx.
     

  2. 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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    Note that he's in the UK; Kenya shipments go through Europe before they come this way.
     
  3. Howieumd

    Howieumd Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Ah, ok. Didn't realize his location. Thanks for clarifying.
     
  4. Collinslice

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    Will get a couple more pics posted in the am but this guy was labeled as a tri color and was 29.99 so I snagged him
     
  5. 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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    Tricolor typically refers to lubbocki, but this appears to be cf. pylei (Cebu variant).
     
  6. Collinslice

    Collinslice Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Here's a better pic of his face
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  7. 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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    98% likely that it's cf. pylei.
     
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    Collinslice Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I sure got a deal then thanks as always
     
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    dragon99 Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Is my h. chrysus changing to a male? Or juvenile to female?
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  10. 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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    The striations in the face indicate that it is transitioning to a male.
     
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  11. leahfiish

    leahfiish Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    This is Paracheilinus mccoskeri, correct? 20161211_112117.jpg 20161211_110811.jpg[​IMG]
     
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    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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    Yes.
     
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    Chris C Well-Known Member

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    The LFS guy told me it's a Carpenter's but I think it's a McCosker's. 1481872369312.jpg
     
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    Looks like a mccosker because of the singular filament, but those colors... Beautiful fish! Maybe a hybrid?? I'll leave this to the experts.
     
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    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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    I think Paul87 is right. It looks to be a hybrid of mckoskeri x flavianalis.
     
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    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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    I agree.
    All the coloration/features on the fish are all indicative of flavianalis, except the coloration/pattern of the anterior half of the anal fin. That red on the outer part and the pattern that divides it from the yellow is totally mccoskeri.
     
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    You got a cool one for sure!
     
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    i just picked this wrasse up for 25$ what is it?

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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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    Cirrhilabrus temminckii
     
  20. Dingo

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    Old but never definitively figured this one out.
    Not a common one in the hobby.

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