Fish Id needed

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  1. Mc

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    I got this guy on the south coast.
    Hard to tell what he is, he is in quarintine at the moment.
    Has three black spots on his dorsal fin and one on his tail, green and red stripes and is about 25mm long.
    The only thing I can find that looks similar is the red-lined wrasse(Halichoeres biocellatus) but even this seem to have much more and finer stripes than the one I have. It hard to get a pic of him as he is very active.

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  3. rob189

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    looks like a juvi lunare wrasse Thalassoma lunare
     
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    actually i dont think it is...there no blue on this ones under belly....
    def a thalassoma something....haha i think
     
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    Amblygobius rainfordi - Court Jester Goby?
     
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    Looks like a Coris caudimacula to me.
     
  10. Mc

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    I wouldn't say it looks like that although I could be wrong, I also don't see any spots on there dorsal fins.
    Thats what my wife thinks but I still don't think so as the juvenile looks a bit different and it would still be too small to be changing. I also know someone who caught one of these and I cant see how mine looks anything like his.

    This is what I thought it was when I caught it but when i got a better look you can see the difference in the fins and the colour.
    I looked at the pics of this and I don't think so but I will look through the various Thalassoma species

    I will try get a better pic.
     
  11. Mc

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    My wife managed to get a really nice pic of him this morning.

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    Slummos' rock! Well done rob189. It's a cressi indeed.
     
  13. Mc

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    @magman I'm starting to think you are right.
     
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    @magman is right - Thalassoma purpureum
     
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    seank likes this.
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    Good call Dragfan.
     
  17. magman

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    I have one for you to ID bud, will take pics for you in the am :p
     
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    I know it as a christmas wrasse. from personal experiance, it is not a plesent fish and not reef compatable.
     
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    Could also be Thalassoma hebraicum. That and T. purpureum are almost identical as juveniles.
     
  20. Mc

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    I think its the surge wrasse (Thalassoma purpureum).
    I saw a pic of a juvenile and it looked just like this, it also has the three spots on the dorsal fin.
     
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    Magman is right. Plentyfull up here
     
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