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My LFS calls it a Christmas Wrasse, but pretty sure it's a juvie Red Lined Wrasse aka Halichoeres Biocellatus. Either way, gorgeous fish and happy to have one that is healthy:

Yeah, that’s a female/juvenile Halichoeres biocellatus.
 

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I probably should’ve mentioned this before, some will be much pricier than others will be. The femininus is probably the most expensive at around 400.
If you find it at $400, buy it. I usually see them for $1200-1700.
 
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I added an Orange back about 3 weeks ago. A good sized one. The first day he was out but got harassed a little. The second day he was gone. I figured he died.

8 days later he came out and is alive and well. Eating great and no one else in the tank is bothering him. Wow, I though I had lost it.

3 days ago he is gone. humm. I wonder if I will see it again?

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How are Orange Backs compared to the other Wrasses on the list? Are they similar to other Cirrhilabrus?
I think that was my wife's favorite from Dr Reef's page.
They’re more aggressive Cirrhilabrus but aren’t as vile as some others like C. scottorum can be.
 
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Do you forsee any issues with the clowns, gobies, rabbit fish and maybe a dottyback/purple goby/royal Gramma
They should get along, especially in the tank size you have. You could get a bunch of others in there too.
 
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I added an Orange back about 3 weeks ago. A good sized one. The first day he was out but got harassed a little. The second day he was gone. I figured he died.

8 days later he came out and is alive and well. Eating great and no one else in the tank is bothering him. Wow, I though I had lost it.

3 days ago he is gone. humm. I wonder if I will see it again?

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Normal behavior. My Vivien has disappeared for up to 2 weeks before popping out again. Your wrasse will disappear less and less as it gets settled in.
 
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Orange-Back Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis)
Vrolik's Wrasse, Male (Halichoeres chrysotaenia)
Lineatus Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus lineatus)
Adorned Wrasse (Halichoeres cosmetus)
Red Velvet Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis)


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That's the final list my wife built up for the Wrasse section. Got any thoughts or tidbits of advice?
 

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Orange-Back Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis)
Vrolik's Wrasse, Male (Halichoeres chrysotaenia)
Lineatus Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus lineatus)
Adorned Wrasse (Halichoeres cosmetus)
Red Velvet Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis)


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That's the final list my wife built up for the Wrasse section. Got any thoughts or tidbits of advice?
The red velvet can be a bully, especially towards the lineatus. I would drop that one. If you want some orangy-red look at a magma, hooded flame, or pintail (isosceles).
 
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Does anyone have any pictures of their large fully grown leopard wrasses? Would love to see them
Terrible pictures but it’s what I got. I’ll work on getting better ones of the choati. Potters always flashes but when phone is out he lowers the front of the dorsal the red spot on front dorsal is my favorite part
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Potters young male almost full grown
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Terrible pictures but it’s what I got. I’ll work on getting better ones of the choati. Potters always flashes but when phone is out he lowers the front of the dorsal the red spot on front dorsal is my favorite part
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Potters young male almost full grown
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Love this, such beautiful stock!
 
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Love this, such beautiful stock!
Thank you but Was. After 4-5 tanks and collecting very special stock I year 2022 came along. It’s started with daily life black cloud then rushing tank maintenance I startled Potters. Jumped 3-4 foot before hitting a tank. Show over in minutes. Fast foward couple months I moved all fish to new 220 finally. Achiles got few spots of ich. Wasn’t to concerned but then in a couple weeks I lost all wrasse except flame and trio of choati. But tangs are good except a gem tang that I suspect was the problem.
 

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Terrible pictures but it’s what I got. I’ll work on getting better ones of the choati. Potters always flashes but when phone is out he lowers the front of the dorsal the red spot on front dorsal is my favorite part
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Potters young male almost full grown
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Beautiful fish. They can be so hard to get photos of. Mine always hide when I get my phone out. The only good photos I have of them are when they were in the acclimation box. Haha
 
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