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  1. IsmailB

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    please id this little bugger

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    @lord blackadder
     
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    Looks like a male Divided Wrasse aka Vermiculate Wrasse (VermiMacropharyngodon bipartitus)
     
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    Looks like a piece of algae.... :) just kidding ismail. Show the guys ur other catch for today. What a way to start ur new season
     
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    IsmailB Thread Starter

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    Haha i havent seen a wrasse like this.

    I will upload some pics later :thumbup:
     
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    One of the many spp of parrot wrasse...
     
  8. Lord_Blackadder

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    Yep, looks like a parrot.
     
  9. IsmailB

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    anywhere i can get info on him?

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    Google Calotomus carolinus

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    Same care as other parrots. Almost all of them get huge and only start to look good when they're quite big. They start off mostly as plankton feeders but become almost entirely herbivorous as they get bigger. They were usually considered a separate family (Scaridae) but recently they're being lumped together with wrasses (Labridae). Juveniles can be nearly impossible to identify until they get bigger. Most common ones we get here are Scarus ghobban and Scarus rubroviolaceus.
     
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    Thanks Guys
     
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