what kind of wras is this?

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  1. Dirkie

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    hi Guys
    Can you guys ID this Wras ?

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    an out of focus wrasse...
    :)
     
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    Is it locally caught? Or where did you see it?
     
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    caught it at Balito . next to Durban
     
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    Is that an airstone in the tank?

    Unless this is a temporary holding tank or quarantine system, rather get rid of the bubbles. It just causes a lot of salt spray everywhere, worst is on your lights leading to that not so nice shocking feeling.

    Secondly, replace the big crushed coral substrate with something smaller, playsand, real sea sand or aragonite. Will have a lot less detritus problems as less rubish will sink in deep between the substrate particles. Also easier for hermits and snails to clean sand of uneaten food that trying to dig it out.
     
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    that was just the quarantine tank.

    detritus meaning ?
     
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    fish shit...
    uneaten rotten food...
    the stuff that messes up your parameters.
     
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    Coris caudimacula. Common but nice species.
     
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    This species of wrasse how big do they get, also saw one up north.
     
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    20cm. Quite small by Coris standards. Can be kept in groups too.
     
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    Thank you. You are a Fundi on your local marine fish.:)
     
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