Tiny wrasse ID

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  1. brendanpre

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    Hi

    I got this tiny wrasse yesterday, can anybody ID it? It is about 1.5cm long, tiny!
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    Ok what am I doing wrong with the pics?
     
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    it looks like it could be a two-tone (killer whale) wrasse its a bit hard to tell from the pic though, does it have orange on the tail?
     
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    Nope, it's definitely a common/Cutribbon wrasse - Stethojulis interrupta
     
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    Nope no colour at all on the fins/tail, they are completely see through.
     
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    So is S. interupta .....


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    So is this a good guy or do I need to get rid of it?
     
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    my apologises then, it was just that my two-tone had a very similar (almost exact) colouration when it was stressed, with the exception of the orange on the tail :)
     
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    An easy way to tell the difference between a killerwhale/two-tone and a stethojulis is head shape. Killerwhale wrasse are so named because of their head shape (T. ambycephalum - "amby" meaning rounded and "cephalum" meaning head) whereas a stethojulis has the standard pointed head like most of the commoner wrasse families.
     
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    ok thanks for that information Xenobalistes :thumbups: @brendanpre cutribbons are generally well behaved, but there are always exceptions so just keep an eye on it :)
     
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    I hope it's well behaved! Lol. Just checked it when I got home and, definitely, it has a pointed snout. So it isn't a two-tone.

    What is their preferred food? This little guy is soooo fat! I don't know what he's been chowing in my tank, but he has chowed a lot today! Obviously there is plenty of something that he likes in there.
     
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