Can you ID this fish please?

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  1. herkie

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    Can you ID this fish please and more importantly is it reef safe?
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    local damsel species. reef safe meaning it wont eat coral or inverts -may be quite aggresive
     
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    Would you put it in the tank? I have a clown and a barred flagtail my DT.
     
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    These things are more aggressive than a domino.
    As they get bigger they go a dull brown.

    Throw it back !!!
     
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    Will do thanks. A friend just called me and says a book he has calls this fish a 'Neon striped wrasse'.
     
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    Suggest he throw that book away as well !
    :lol:

    Its a damsel
     
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    I'm not a fish expert, but that look like a damsel.
    And not a damsel in distress.
     
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    Sorry Should have said damsel.
     
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    If you can recall Herkie, I had one in my tank last year. Never had problems with him though.
     
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    I've seen tank loads of these for sale, which they shouldn't really as I read up on them and as the guys above have said, they are really nasty buggers and lose all their colour. Scientific name is Neoglyphidodon crossi.

    And a quote from one of my books about this fish:
    :lol: gooi hom terug Herkie
     
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    I now remember the fish that would go brown when more mature. A small mis calculation on my side and the youngest Lion proved he is the main hunter.
     
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    That's because he was hiding from the 3ft rockod cruising around :lol:
     
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    :lol: Hey, let bygones be bygones. I now hav a 02 inch Rockod in the tank.

    Btw, I said, had the fish in my tank- never said what happened to him :whistling:
     
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    at least now the lionfish saved you the trouble of catching the bugger again.
     

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