Let Me ID Your Wrasse!

Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by evolved, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. saltyhog

    saltyhog Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2018

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    I can't remember for sure. I just remember it was much more than I had remembered them selling for.
     

  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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    Pretty sure you're thinking of piscilineatus? Different species.
     
  3. saltyhog

    saltyhog Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2018

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    Yep, you're right
     
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  4. Bluecbs

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    Hello there, bought this gal labeled as just "female wrasse" , about 1.5 inch. Now at 2.5 inch its start to change into??? Black edges at tail and dorsal fins, quite long pelvic fins.... and sorry this is the best pic i could get

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  5. 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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    Cirrhilabrus cf. pylei, from Cebu.
     
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  6. Bluecbs

    Bluecbs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks eatbreakfast.....pylei... sweet...
     
  7. 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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    Not necessarily too sweet. They can be pretty aggressive with other fairy and flasher wrasses.
     
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  8. Shigshwa

    Shigshwa Well-Known Member

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    Which Halichoeres is this? The fish store said Melanurus, but it lacks distinct striping on the back, it's faint.

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  9. 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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    Halichoeres melanurus, transitioning into a male.
     
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  10. ZoaCollector

    ZoaCollector Aquatic Specialist R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Sorry to hear that Hunter, next time get one from us. If i get them again that is..
    I believe all three that i sent out are doing well except one that i heard jumped out of a small gap in back of tank :(
    FYI i had the second wave of them.

     
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  11. 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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    Get me a johnsoni (or 3) and earlei first. :D
     
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  12. Shigshwa

    Shigshwa Well-Known Member

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    Here's another one for you guys, also Halichoeres. This one has a few iridescent golden stripes running along the body's length.

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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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    Halichoeres biocellatus.
     
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    All I know is that it's a wrasse lol

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  15. 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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    Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura.
     
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  16. Bluecbs

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    Yup, chased my newly added lubbocki like no tomorrow, jailed him for a month+, now hes ok w him... but now bossing around my damsels... that i can accept
     
  17. Dizzirn

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    Hey wrasse gurus.... would you consider giving both common and scientific names together for those of us following along and trying to memorize both...
    It would help I think...
    JMO. Ty in advance for considering it...
     
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  18. AngryOwl

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    Sold to me as a male crescent tail wrasse. Were they correct? Also let me know if you need better pictures. Thanks! @evolved 20171006_120804.jpg 20171006_120831.jpg 20171006_120820.jpg
     
  19. 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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    Correctly sold as male crescent tail, C. cf. lunatus.
     
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  20. AngryOwl

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    Thank you! I was trying to tag you also but it wasn't working. How big will this guy grow, I can't seem to find any information, probably barely over 2 inches currently.
     
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