Unknown fish, think it's a wrasse. Help

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  1. alexytman

    alexytman Well-Known Member

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    I am unsure of its species but I got it from a huge corals' hole... Need help to see if coral safe. It's eating brine shrimp I put in tank
     

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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    We will need a picture to help identify.
     
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    alexytman Well-Known Member

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    alexytman Well-Known Member

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    Lol I know, while was too big and it didn't really work
     
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    I think it's coral save as we speak till we see a nice mug shot of your so called fishy ;)
     
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    That is a wrasse, maybe a eightline species.
    Oh and it is save for your corals
     
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    alexytman Well-Known Member

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    thanks bro!, After searching eightline wrasses for a few seconds... I found a pic that looks exactly like it. I looks like a flasher wrasse female, the male looks so cool though I wish I could get my hands on one. Females are still colorful but not quite as cool as the males!
     
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    If it is a female flasher than she will most likely turn male with no other males present....
     
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    leahfiish Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    That's a very lucky find if it's an 8 line Flasher. :)
     
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    alexytman Well-Known Member

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    And the coral I got was cheap because the shop owner was out of space and really wanted to get rid of it as no one bought it. There was just a tiny pool of water some how.
     
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    As Ms @reef lover already mentioned a girl will be a guy soon.
    Here some other interesting facts about your flasher, also known as the Eight-line Fairy Wrasse, originates from the waters of the Red Sea. ...
    The Eightline Flasher Wrasse is a very peaceful, active fish that will bring both color and activity to a fish-only or reef aquarium of 50 gallons or larger.
     
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    leahfiish Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    If you post on the wrasse ID thread in the fish discussion forum you should be able to get it confirmed. I believe there are a few different species that can have lines on the head like the picture and females especially can be tricky.
     
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