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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    Yes, C. africanus. All the juvies/females in the rubriventralis complex have those stripes.
    Bruce is spot on with everything he said about scottorum.
     

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    Evil fish in my experience.
     
  3. Eddie7144

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    Hey all, got to me a carpenter wrasse, is it male or female and from where is it ? Sorry for the not so great pic, this guy won't stay still !!

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  4. eatbreakfast

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    It's a male Mckoskers wrasse, Paracheilinus mckoskeri. If the tail is black it is from Africa.
     
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    So it's not a carpenter ? And yes the tail is black.

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  6. eatbreakfast

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    Carpenters have more filaments.
     
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    Was called a Red Fairy in the shop - what say you?

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  8. S-t-r-e-t-c-h

    S-t-r-e-t-c-h Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

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    Not an ID question, but what are the going rates for Cirrhilabrus naokoae nowadays?
     
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  9. eatbreakfast

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    Male C. rubripinnis.
    $75-150.
     
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    Can anyone tell me what she is? Sold as a “common” fairy wrasse. I’ll get better pics once she’s in the tank.

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  11. eatbreakfast

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    Appears to be a female rubripinnis fairy wrasse
     
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    Thank you!! I’d never seen one of those before!
     
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    40B Knasty Valuable Member

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    what kind?

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    Looks like a male M. Bipartitus I just got three females the male did not make it DOA.
     
  15. eatbreakfast

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    Yup, male M. bipartitus.
     
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    Sold to me from LA as a young male Carpenter’s. Looks more like a yellow fin to me.

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  17. eatbreakfast

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    Yes, that is a male P. flavianalis.
     
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    Should have posted this here initially. I believe it's some type of fairy but the owner had no idea what it was. Bluish purple fins and underside, grayish head turns pink towards the tail. 20171223_160615.jpg
     
  19. eatbreakfast

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    Appears to be a young male Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura, blue sided fairy.
     
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