Wrasse ID

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  1. KTownReefer

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    98E87CB3-7197-467F-A63D-38EE4B1344ED.jpeg 3A32A248-3622-40C9-85BD-B3F36468134A.jpeg I purchased this wrasse from my LFS and it was listed as an Exquisite Wrasse but I can’t find a picture on the web that looks anything like it. If someone can confirm or denie I am curious to know.
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    Dwight
     
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    Looks like Cirrhilabrus scottorum. Definitely not C. exquisitus, as it's missing the ocellus (eye spot) on the caudal penduncle. Do you have other wrasses in the tank? C. scottorum can be aggressive.
     
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    Not scottorum, it's Cirrhilabrus melanomarginatus, a close relative to both the scottorum and exquisitus. It's not nearly as aggressive as scottorum.
     
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    I stand corrected...thanks TJ!
     
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    Yup, common name “blackfin fairy wrasse”
     
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    I have a pink band fairy and a melanurus
     
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    It isn’t aggressive at all it continuously swims around and gets along with all other fish.
     
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    Thanks.
    I appreciate everyone’s help in ID. It’s nice to know for sure what’s is in my tank.
     
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    Awesome thank you.
     
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