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 transitioning Cirrhilabrus melanomarginatus, blackfin fairy wrasse.
     

  2. Josh Kraft

    Josh Kraft Well-Known Member

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    Could you help me Id this? I got him yesterday and he stays on the bottom, should I be worried?

    Last night he was in a corner, today he's laying near an airstone.


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  3. leahfiish

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    That is a Lubbock's fairy wrasse. It can take wrasses a few days to settle on, especially in a qt. But if he's not eating there may be a problem.
     
  4. Josh Kraft

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    Do I need a container of sand for it? Also, if so, whats the best kind to use? Will a container of live sand cycle the QT?
     
  5. Abhishek

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    Nope . Cirrhalibrus species do not need sand . What food was it eating when you bought it ? What food have you tried ? Have you tried live blackworms ?

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  6. Josh Kraft

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    Right now I've tried both mysis and pellets soaked in selcon. He doesn't leave the bottom, and hasn't expressed any interest in food yet. Live blackworms may be difficult to get my hands on before it is to late.
     
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    Try rods original it works every time for me in qt with wrasses
     
  8. leahfiish

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    Listed as Walsh fairy wrasse
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  9. eatbreakfast

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    Appears to be a female Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis.
     
  10. saltyhog

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    At our LFS, listed as C. tonozukai, really is C. filamentosus?

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  11. eatbreakfast

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    Yup, really C. filamentosus.
     
  12. rus15.rb

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    What's this beauty guys?

    Was labeled as 'Hawaiian Ornate Wrasse'[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. eatbreakfast

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    Male Halichoeres marginatus, dusky wrasse.
     
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    Thanks! Such a beautiful fish.
     
  15. caietaro

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    This one was labeled as a pintail fairy wrasse at my LFS, but I’m thinking it might actually be a Lunate? Not sure if it’s still female or early transitioning male? Ignore the spots on the glass that I haven’t cleaned yet today ;) 4D09BAE1-570F-4F9E-A3A5-9B57EE0C8AB9.jpeg
     
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  16. eatbreakfast

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    Cirrhilabrus lunatus, male.
     
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    Thanks for confirming!
     
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    Just saw this thread! I got a little female from my LFS - didn't know what she was but not doing well so brought her home. Six months later she is doing great... not sure what she is... yellow fin wrasse?
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  19. caietaro

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    I have another one...she was labeled as a “hooded flame wrasse” at my LFS. I’m guessing female Cirrhilabrus bathyphilus?
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  20. reeferanonymous

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    Any info on whether Xenojulius Margaritaceus are reef safe?
     
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