Is this an Annularis juvenile?

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  1. Puffer V

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    Purchased this from local lfs. Want to know if this is an annularis angelfish? Definitely not a blue emperor.
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    Hi bud I'm not sure of the name of that fish but I know it as a pomie we catch them in the rivers in EL
    The other fish in your tank is a lawn mower blennie , they need loads of algae to survive and by the look of your tank algae is in short supply.
    Just out of curiosity how long has your system been running?
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    Not long, about 1.5 months. You correct, however on live rock there seems to be decent amount of algae so rockskipper nibbles on that and ocean nutri flakes. The angel juvi nibbles on algae on rock and glass and also takes frozen brine shrimp.

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    That is an old woman angelfish
     
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    that's also possible but difficult to be sure.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Which LFS and what did you pay? It's more likely a P. rhomboides, which makes it poached. An annularis would be a lot pricier. They're extremely hard to tell apart at that size.
     
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    I don't know if its appropriate to mention the lfs. But anyways it was R220, they had two available. It was at a cheap price as it was unknown to them as to what angelfish it is since the shipment had it labeled 'angel'.
     
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    Firstly, welcome to MASA!
    You probably shouldn't mention the name on the forum. Are they a sponsor here?
     
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    Not at all. Thank you

    Muhammad is the name
     
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    Almost certainly a poached local fish then. Their "shipment" was probably a pile of local fish that someone brought in. Exporters know what an annularis is and it would extremely unusual for them to sell one for so little.
     
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    Point noted. Appreciate the help. :m106:
     
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    Give it a few months in the tank and see what it changes into. Give them hell if it starts looking like anything besides this:

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    old woman angelfish right? Any idea on how fast their growth rate is?
     
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    Pretty quick if you feed well. They start getting ugly at about 5-6cm, which is usually around 6 months.
     
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    This juvenile is bullying my clown and bullies the redfin rock skipper at times.

    However there is no trouble between him and my valentine puffer.
     
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