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I ordered a yellow wrasse and got this guy instead. I can’t figure out what he is

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Common names can be misleading...
This is probably Halichoeres garnoti. It needs a bit more development before I can be certain, but I'm 90% on that.
 

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This is a fairy wrasse but not sure which kind. I tried introducing a clown face fairy wrasse recently and no good. Had to take him out quickly due to aggression. Otherwise this is the most mellow fish in my tank.
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This is a fairy wrasse but not sure which kind. I tried introducing a clown face fairy wrasse recently and no good. Had to take him out quickly due to aggression. Otherwise this is the most mellow fish in my tank.
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C. cyanopleura

Solorensis is in the same complex, hence the result.
 

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Thanks. Should’ve done more research. I was naively thinking - because of the markings on the clown face - maybe it was a male and the other a female, that they might pair up. No bueno. At least the clown face has a home in the frag tank.:)
 
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Sold as (and pretty sure it is) a blue flasher wrasse but I was wondering if you could tell me if its male or female. Thanks in advance!
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Yes, cyaneus. And male; females do not have dorsal filaments.
 
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Are Halichoeres annularis and Halichoeres maginatus are difference species or are they synonyms?
Is this a Marginatus or Annularis? Of course if they are not synonyms. Sorry about the poor quality picture. My old cellphone at the LFS, not under control setting with my camera.
Been at the LFS for 1 week and loosing weight. If I dont get him soon, I dont think he will last. However, I dont know if he will worth my effort to try to save him. Unusual fish, almost look like a Leopard Wrasse
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Are Halichoeres annularis and Halichoeres maginatus are difference species or are they synonyms?
Is this a Marginatus or Annularis? Of course if they are not synonyms. Sorry about the poor quality picture. My old cellphone at the LFS, not under control setting with my camera.
Been at the LFS for 1 week and loosing weight. If I dont get him soon, I dont think he will last. However, I dont know if he will worth my effort to try to save him. Unusual fish, almost look like a Leopard Wrasse
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Read posts 5 and 6 on page one. Evolved answered this question there. ;)
 

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Hey, @evolved I know this is a Pink Margin, but is it a transitional male? I've been wanting a male for a while, but they've been difficult to get lately so I settled for this female/juvenile. The only thing that makes me think it's transitional is because there is some red/blue banding on the tail that wasn't on another female. And if it's not transitioning, what is the likelihood she'll transition to male in captivity?
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Would really appreciate your help!
 
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Hey, @evolved I know this is a Pink Margin, but is it a transitional male? I've been wanting a male for a while, but they've been difficult to get lately so I settled for this female/juvenile. The only thing that makes me think it's transitional is because there is some red/blue banding on the tail that wasn't on another female. And if it's not transitioning, what is the likelihood she'll transition to male in captivity?
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Would really appreciate your help!
Yes, that's a transitional male. It's about 98% likely it will go the rest of the way to terminal, but the time frame for that is quite variable.
 
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