A picture would certainly answer the question.No picture, but trying to determine what wrasse my LFS has. They identified it as a "Blue Pencil Wrasse" but I cannot track down a species name for this common name. The fish is at least six inches long - rather larger than I was expecting for a pencil wrasse. It looked similar to a Pseudojuloides splendens but is larger than I understood that fish to get (5") with more green than blue.
I understand that without a picture, identifying the fish would be "challenging".
So my questions are does the common name Blue Pencil Wrasse call to mind any particular species, and are there any pencil wrasses that look similar to P. splendens and are in the +6" size range - or does P. splendens get that large?
Thanks @evolved. Yes, a picture would have been best. I'll admit that I was a bit distracted - the LFS was running some doorbusters today and the store kept filling up - I just really wanted to get out of there quickly and didn't think to take a snap until I was out the door and on my way home. Maybe I can get them to text a picture to me so I can post it.A picture would certainly answer the question.
The only three species that takes my brain to, based on name alone, is the trifecta of P. cerasinus, P. splendens, & P. kaleidos. All of which are around 5" at maturity, however. But, I'll also point out that it can be a bit hard to visually estimate the total length of an active fish swimming around.
Need to see the caudal a little better....
Labeled orange stripe fairy wrasse. Not sure what that would be.
Thanks for the challenge!This isn’t from an aquarium but I’m wondering the name of this guy. Ive been sent 3 of these pics from fisherman who have caught them 30-40 miles off of the southeastern North Carolina coast in around 100-140 ft of water. It looks like a Halichoeres spp. but I’m having trouble ID’ing it.
Any idea of the depths at which these are found ? Its been a week and consistently seeing it hide the moment the halides come on and stay there till they go off. He is just fine with the dim T5s. I have reduced the halide photoperiod and cannot reduce any further.P. hemitaeniatus