please id.....part 2

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  1. magman

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    what is this wrasse shape fish, lives in the rock walls. very common.

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    and these angels, I think they differant to what I got last wednesday. caught plenty of them



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    All three are semicircle angels the other is a dutoiti or blue streak dotty back

    excellent catch man!
     
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    and this surgeon, when I put him in the YT chased him a bit hence the top fin. Took me nearly an hour to catch this guy. also he does have a blue line on his top fin. [​IMG]

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    Not a wrasse at all basslet family
     
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    Lovely surgeon man

    where the hell are you diving?
     
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    Could be an Atlantic Tang, but how the hell did it get into the Indian Ocean ? :p

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    Those Angles are not semicircle angels .They are Striatus (old women)
     
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    Havent seen that surgeon in the wild ever!! you're just lucky man
     
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    That surgoen is a yellow doctor (Ctenochaetus Strigosus)in it juvinile stat it will turn brown with light blue spots and a yellow ring around its eye.
     
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    will answer questions just now, just struggling to upload pics and have quite a few ids. Just going to do one by one, confirm a leaf wrasse, [​IMG]
     
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    Dave Ctenochaetus Strigosus is a Pacific surgeonfish (Kole Tang)

    It also seems to be spotted and striped when a juvi

    Looks closer to what Warren dug out, but odd that its in Rickies Vlei - must be another explanation
     
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    wow awesome stuff man...i need to come do some collecting in richard bay!would love a dotty back like that...i seen roadblock also caught a few in durbs
     
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    yip those dotties look great
     
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    also got this mated pair, really nice to have 2 in a tank, the small follows the big one where ever it goes. [​IMG]
     
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    its not a blue pacific tang as it lacks the blue line on rim of the top fin....could also be an orange shoulder if anyone ever seen them that side?this possible?

    most likely to be a kole tang juv with no stripes...
     
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    I was also thinking a Juvenile orange shoulder tang, but not too sure. I have one very similar, it was sold to me as a yellow kole tang, but I identified it as an Atlantic blue tang, however he has now changed from a yellow juvenile to almost completely black, even his tail has changed colour, I have no idea what he is now.
     
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    Here's my one, I'll try and get a pic of what he looks like now.

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    Guys, it does have a faint blue line on both the dorsal and anal fin.
     
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