Who has ever seen this colourful little fish???

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  1. brentv

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    Hi guys,
    I was diving Deep of Protea about 40m and I came across this little wrasse!
    BEAUTIFUL...:thumbup:
    But upon looking through Burgess Atlas etc I can't seem to be able to I.D. it?
    Any ideas???
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    I haven't enhanced these pics just took them with my phone, but the stripes are illuminous purple!
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  3. archiecrain

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    Fairy wrasse of some sort?

    Good looking specimen
     
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  4. Slummies

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    speechless....
     
  5. Slummies

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    Brent, did you have to bring it up slowly?
     
  6. brentv

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    I've put him in my tank, with lights off! will try and take some pics tonight if he is cruising around!!!
    There are some crazy Juveniles on protea at the moment, but there are also some very beeeeegggg sharks! Hammers, Zambo's etc.
    saw a few Kingi's pretty big though and some crazy looking goldies!!!
    Mission wasn't to catch as I only had 1 tiny catch bottle no nets, but this guy just looked pretty extraordinary!!!:p I don't think I've ever seen one anywhere!!!:whistling:
     
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    maybe a flasher wrasse....I wish I had a book with me
     
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    Came up at the same speed as me multilevel dive so probably 10-15mins pretty small though, so not as big chance of swim bladder infections and he didn't have any ballooning!
     
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    Looked at all the pics of flasher wrasse didn't see this little guy! But I do think it's something like that... I think?
     
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    maybe a female....males all seem to have the more flambouyant (spelling) fins than the females....
     
  11. richardmatlock

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    It's a Psedocheilinus wrasse of some sort, need better pics for a positive ID.
     
  12. AfricaOffroad

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    Whoa, very nice !
    Post pics on Reef Central, those guys know their fish (not like RichMatlock!)
     
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    Better pics? Are you kidding ?
     
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    Dude, kill it, pin its fins out and take a pic and then I'll give you a positive ID!
     
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    Just out of curiosity, would a fish living at 40m be able to live in an aquarium at sea level or higher where the pressure is quite different?
     
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    I am sure Dewald has one of these... Maybe he will know...
     
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  18. richardmatlock

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    yup, as long as the acclimatisation period is long enough. I've kept pine-cone fish before that are found down to 300m.
     
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    absolutely beautiful
     
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    Looks very similar to a Mccosters flasher wrasse I had
     
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    Stunning man
     
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