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A fish I caught at Mission Rocks yesterday when I went to fetch water. Did put him back. If only this fish was tank friendly as it has some of the most beautiful colour spectrum on his body. Am I right by saying this is a "Surge Wrasse"

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dude y didnt to keep it for me to keep in my fowlr tank !!!! come one man , next time keep me in mind ... how did u catch it ???
 
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We catch it on a weekly basis if we go to Mission Rocks. Did not know it is a "safe" fish to keep in a reeftank, but I prefer to put them back as they are very beautiful
 
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pls catch me a sml one pls sean ...... u still sending my fish to "chow" ????
Dude, I just mentioned it to the wife.Every Night I remember, but comes the morning rush out of this house, I forget. Will try for tom. morning as I really have a stocked up Fish Freezer, especially after Saturday
 

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Wow dude that fish is AWESOME! I'd have a tank just for one of those!
 
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i think its a lunare wrasse?? not sure ask DR he's the man;)
 

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That is stunning !!
 
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Ok Sean explain to me how to get to this place at mission rocks I wanna go there this weekend? Are we allowed to catch fish with a licence there?
 

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Looks like a parrot fish to me, main diet = coral and live rock. Good luck.
 
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Ok Sean explain to me how to get to this place at mission rocks I wanna go there this weekend? Are we allowed to catch fish with a licence there?
Shaun, I invited you many times, but if you want, I am going there this weekend (Sunday) again. The place I normally go to is a bit more south than Mission Rocks, and if you do not know the roads, you need someone to show you. Pm me and get your snorkel and fins ready, otherwise get a nice bucket with a battery operated pump.

Alan, you right, common name for it but the book I have, shows it as a Surge Wrasse. Will load a pic of a Parrot fish later on
 
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Rainbow Wrasse. Thalassoma purpureum
The SA Angling record is 1.4kg. I do believe you were holding the new SA RECORD
 
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Surge is right name!

Hi Sean

HTH

Well captured there , I mean BOTH picture and fish!!!

That boytjie's
Thalassoma purpureum.

Nearly maximum possible size,Terminal Male Phase(TP) shown in your pix, females are about 15-20% size and <1% of colour/pattern..yeuucchhhh!!!!

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Rainbow,Purple OR surge Wrasse!

Alan> All larger tropical wrasse are commonly called parrotfish by divers/fishermen.....but not ALL Thalassoma are Parrotfish.

This is a bit of a baby "parrot" then, huh?

I have had them in FOWLR, and also mixed reef a few times already.

You should only attempt to keep single specimen male in FOWLR, I'd say per 800L of tank vol.

Not usually recommended though, for it's determined invertebrate diet, sand"bed" sleeping/disturbance habit and necessity.

I mean ALL INVERTEBRATES are UNDERSTOOD to be food items, including clams.

Haven't lost softcoral, LPS, some SPS to them .

I had PLENTY TIME to OBSERVE, REMOVE if need be, too.

You know the strange "flapping and gliding" manner of wrasse swimming?

Well, it's called Labriform swimming,
NAMED after wrasse, ALL belong to the Labrid family.

Could'nt have been too difficult to corner/catch, as they rarely venture beyond fringe reef/rocky shoreline, less than 15m depth.
 
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Wow...great info Obi Wan...would love to pick the undulations of your brain:9:
 
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Eish Liaquat did you eat a dictionary ! Always good info there.
Sean Nice catch. I have caught one before with a hand line. I agree with eveyone they really are very nice fish.
 

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