Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by evolved, Oct 4, 2012.
A few days should suffice.
First off, I have to apologize for the quality of the photos. The fish is in constant motion.
The LFS has no idea as to what it might be. This one is 4 to 5 inches. There is a second one that is much smaller.
It's a Thalasomma species for sure. Looks like either newtoni, janseni or lunare, but I would need better pics.
My money is on Lunare
Did some looking on Google and Thalasomma lunare is it! Thanks guys.
Anyone know what this wrasse is ?
Cirrhilabrus cf. pylei, from Cebu. That is a male.
Seen this in lfs today. Any ideas?
Looks like C. isoscoles?
I’m really not sure. Never seen an isosceles in flesh before
C. isosceles should have white stripes, IIRC, which fade into spangles of sky blue - mine still has those spangles as a young adult, most visible under blue lights.
Something about this guy suggests C. earlei to me, but I'd be pretty shocked if it actually was.
Looking for suggestions on a reef safe wrasse for 30gal. Something different from six line or choris. Thanks!
Pink-streaked wrasse or any of the possum wrasses ought to be a terrific fit - a bit on the cryptic side, they'll prowl among the rocks in search of 'pods.
A smaller flasher _might_ work, but those guys prefer more room to move.
Yeah, it has dots instead of stripes. Any chance it's a female C. johnsoni? I would expect C. earlei to have stripes as well instead of the dots. I give.
found out a bit more and that it came from a kenyan shipment. almost sure its a Kwazulu wrasse or c. africanus. anyone know what the compatibility would be like with other wrasse??
That must be it! I think I like them as females more than as males!
I like the black sand, I have it in my 20 long. Do you have any sand sifting cuc. I would like to get some nasarius snails but not sure if they can handle the big gravel chunks
That one looks like a Scott's fairy to me - Cirrhilabrus scottorum ... larger and more aggressive fairy wrasse, and one with a reputation for losing much of its color in captivity.
Hey not my sand I’m afraid. Picture was taken in my fish shop
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