Let Me ID Your Wrasse!

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  1. 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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    A few days should suffice.
    Female.
     
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    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.

    Any ideas?

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  3. eatbreakfast

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    It's a Thalasomma species for sure. Looks like either newtoni, janseni or lunare, but I would need better pics.
     
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    My money is on Lunare:)
     
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    Did some looking on Google and Thalasomma lunare is it! Thanks guys.
     
  6. will424

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    Anyone know what this wrasse is ? [​IMG]
     
  7. eatbreakfast

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    Cirrhilabrus cf. pylei, from Cebu. That is a male.
     
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  8. alanedinburgh

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    Seen this in lfs today. Any ideas?

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    Looks like C. isoscoles?
     
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    I’m really not sure. Never seen an isosceles in flesh before
     
  11. Maritimer

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    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.

    ~Bruce
     
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  12. ATLD99

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    Looking for suggestions on a reef safe wrasse for 30gal. Something different from six line or choris. Thanks!
     
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    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.

    ~Bruce
     
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    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. :D

    TJ, Hunter!
     
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    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??
     
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    That must be it! I think I like them as females more than as males!
     
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  18. Luna

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    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
     
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    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.

    ~Bruce
     
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  20. alanedinburgh

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    Hey not my sand I’m afraid. Picture was taken in my fish shop :(
     
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