Let Me ID Your Wrasse!

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  1. Paul87

    Paul87 Fellow Reefer

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    You can't beat a free brunneus! Nice score @uk-ross.
     
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    Looking for help to Id my newest wrasse.
     
  3. eatbreakfast

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

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    Male C. cf. cyanopleura, ruby head fairy wrasse. Hopefully it will get it's own official name sometime soon.
     
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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Partner Member Article Contributor

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    I am not so sure; I think that's actually a female solorensis, as rarely as we see them in the trade. It could be cf. cyanopleura...
     
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    The fins, especially the yellow in the anal fin, are not characteristic of cf. cyanopleura.
     
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    I'll try to get some better pictures when I get home. I recently acquired it after watching it for more than 3 months at my lfs in a tank of male fairy and flasher wrasse. If it helps it's very bold lol.
     
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    The color and patterning of dorsal and caudal are very cf cyanopleura. Lemon posted some detailed pics a few months back on FB.
     
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    Where would I be able to see those pictures? I'm just wanting to be able to identify my newest addition since I haven't been able to before or since bringing it home. Beautiful fish and really bold personality. It'll be a really nice addition to my bigger reef since I have Macropharyngodon bipartitus in my other reef system.
     
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    From the Straits of Lembeh, Cirrhilabrus cf. aurantidorsalis x C. aurantidorsalis? C. cf. aurantidorsalis x C. solorensis? Confusion reigns. Photo credit: Gerry Allen.

    Looks like this one, as well as the picture above. I'll have to get some better pictures.
     
  11. eatbreakfast

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    @serenade , this is a more developed fish. Yours will continue to transition.
     
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    I really hope so, regardless it's a beautiful fish that will make a great addition to my reef.
     
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    Hopefully pic is ok. Sold as assorted wrasse.
     
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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Partner Member Article Contributor

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    Paracheilinus lineopuntatus
     
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    Hey, this was a wrasse MJC had in his softy tank. What species is it? Looks similar to my H. pelicieri juvenile.
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    My H. pelicieri still in quarantine
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    I've heard H. hartfeldii, H. zeylonicus, and H. pelicieri can look similar
     
  17. eatbreakfast

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    These three species are all sister species and all look similar. What also challenges marking an exact id is that these three species continually change in striping and patterning.

    I can say that neither is zeylonicus and would lean toward both being pelicieri.
     
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    Right, thanks! They do look pretty much identical.
     
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    Best pics I could get.

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    I'd guess Cirrhilabrus temminckii. Not positive though
     
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