Let Me ID Your Wrasse!

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  1. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member

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    Got a wrasse but have no idea what species it is? Post it here with a good, clear picture and I'll ID it for you. If you can capture a photo with the fins flared out, all the better. :wink:

    And go!
     
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    awesome.. Thanks for being open to help. :)
     
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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member

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    :( I thought you were going to bring a fun challange to start this off!
     
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    I got one for ya. Ill try and get a pic of em later this evening.
     
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    Hello. I think it is a Halichoeres annularis (Dusky Wrasse) but wouldn't mind another confirmation. It's a little over one inch currently. Thanks!!
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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member

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    Kano,

    Juvenille halichoeres are always challanging, as they change A LOT as they mature.

    That being said I do believe that's a Dusky Wrasse (juvi). However, you are incorrect on the Latin name (I'm guessing lead astray by Live Aquaria; they have had the wrong latin on this species for a while - I should notify them of this). Halichoeres marginatus is the correct latin name.
     
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    no, just recognizing your willingness to help. I know you know your wrasses.. esp F&F wrasses. :)

    I don't have any wrasses atm but I'm sure it won't be long til I have a "few" again. ;)
     
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    I know it's common name but thought I'd throw one out at you :)


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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member

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    Cirrhilabrus lubbocki (male)
     
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    Oh cool. It's nice to know male. Lubbocks fairy wrasse is all I had. :)


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    Wow I didn't realize the dusky wrasse looked like that as a juvi. I had one for about a year but didn't get a chance to see that. Very cool. I love wrasses as well so I'll be following.
     
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    I did notice that different places had it listed under a different name. Checked some books that had the name you listed. Thanks for the confirmation. :)
     
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    I know what it is, but Can you determine a gender? :)

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  14. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member

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    I know we already discussed this, but for archival purposes:

    Thalassoma rueppellii

    And I do not know of a way to determine sex with that species, nor can I seen to find any info on such. Sorry. :(
     
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    *crickets*
     
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    You already accomplished this for me, so I have nothing else to offer.:bigsmile:
     
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    Tell me three wrasses I can put in my reef tank that will get along. I'm pretty sure I want a Scott's Fairy. What else could I get?
     
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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member

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    I'd like to keep this thread focused on photos and ID's, but if you start a new thread I'll gladly answer that. And you'll be more likely to get the opinions of others as well.
     
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    Okie Dokie....I understand...I did kinda hijack. Sorry about that.
     
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    This guy did not want to hold still for a second. He was labeled as a Lime Wrasse but when researching I could only find a Lime Green Wrasse and this guy wasn't that green. He was very pastel with almost faded colors. If you can help that would be great but I understand the pictures are not that great.
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