My very old wrasse id needed

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  1. nakoma

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    Got this wrasse long long ago think in 2007 and still dont know what he or she is

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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    coris gaimard perhaps? but unusual colouration if it is......
     
  4. Wes

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    he's a beauty... :)
     
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    very nice specemin indeed
     
  6. Lord_Blackadder

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    Coris cuvieri (previously C. gaimard africana)...I think.
     
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    Take note he has a small white dot on his forehead
     
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    No sorry defenatly not also tried that one
     
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    the reason why i say this is, he has been the same colour since i got him . And he was very small back then.
     
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    LOL yea he is the boss
     
  11. eric.f

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    Is this not a type of raibow wrasse?
     
  12. Lord_Blackadder

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    Dude, that's like saying "Is this not a type of fish?". :whistling:

    There are about 100 species of wrasse that people call "rainbow wrasse". Common names suck.
     
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    What size when you got it? 6-7cm+?

    I'm 95% sure it's C. cuvieri. The white spot on the forehead is the remnant of the juvenile colouration. The young females look like yours. Most pics on the net are of males, which get bright green and red markings.
     
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    It's definitely a C. cuvieri, I've caught lots that have made it to adult-hood and Ian has 2 identical ones in his systems atm. I'll post some happy-snaps the next time I go over for a visit....
     
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