Not a King goldie

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  1. Darryl

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    Hi guys

    I have two of these "goldies" but I do not know what they are! They were caught in Durban.

    Any ideas?




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  3. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cooperi also known as a pink anthias
     
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    Nice catch [​IMG]
     
  5. Darryl

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    Thank you for the info.............this is what I googled with your help.






    [SIZE=+0]Pseudanthias cooperi[/SIZE] (Regan, 1902) [​IMG]
    Synonyms:Anthias cichlops , Anthias cooperi , Anthias taeniatus , Leptanthias kashiwae , Planctanthias preopercularis , Pseudanthias kashiwae , Pseudanthias taeniatus , Citation:Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Ran Characterorsal spines: X, dorsal soft rays: 15-17, the seventh to tenth longest; anal spines: III; anal soft rays: 7-8; caudal fin lunate, edge of caudal fin elongate as silament in male. Lateral line continuing, lateral scales series 45-52. Body back reddish purple, abdomen pale. Males develop an incomplete crimson bar in the middle side. Caudal fin purplish on the edge in male, reddish in female. Habitat:Mostly found on open substrate with low reef and remote bommies in depths over 20 m. Juveniles may, be shallow in coastal reefs. Form small, loose aggregations along current-swept drop-offs. Distribution:Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Samoa and the Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef; Palau, Marshall and Mariana islands in Micronesia. Utility:Small perchlet, not commercial food species, ornate species feed as aquarium species. Name Code:382592 ​
     
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    Mine. Cool fish. Anthias Kashiwae
     
  7. Darryl

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    Wow, you take a mean photo!


    I am now rather confused.......Pseudanthias cooperi ........or Anthias Kashiwae...???
     
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    My vote is for Cooperi
     
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    very cool catch only a few come out in east london but we have had some good seasons where they were in abundance.. slightly easier to catch due to them being open water swimmers and their preferance for shoaling rather than selecting a territory..
     
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    My vote is: Silverstreak goldie (Red-bar anthias) Pseudanthias cooperi.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Same fish Darryl - read the data under the pic in the info YOU posted.....

    Both are synonyms - aliases for the same fish....:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks JB.:) Local divers do however refer to them as the Coopers Goldie . But given a choice Kash is King.
     
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    Sunburst - AWESOME individual you have there though! Love the way the elongated blotch on the side has darkened so much - between the one that Darryl posted and yours....
     
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    i think in my tank thread i mention that in the afternoon he gets frisky and dive bombs the female. With my camera set on action (multi frames per second) I was able to catch one of these moments. I have also noticed that an enriched diet makes these flashing moments more dramatic.
     
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    Aaaahhhh - you right - I do indeed recall this from your thread, Sunburst.....

    Darryl - now you know what to do to get such rich coloration from your fish too! LOL!
     
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    Sorry - wrong post - wrong place and time.... ;)
     
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    Isn't Darryl one a female and Sunburst's a male.
     
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    That too is a possibility Shaun.....
     
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    My Dennis King book shows the 2 and Darryl's one looks like the FM. But food will also help. I know some food as hormones in it that brings out colours.
     
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    Ah ha...So that's what that means!:whistling:
     
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    There's a rumour that there are alot of these guys being caught this season.
     
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