Wrasse ID Please...

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  1. llewellyn

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    Please can someone tell me what type of Wrasse is this? (sorry about the picture quality taken by cellphone)

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    Cool :thumbup: Thanks Jacques
     
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    Is it a UFO?
     
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    At the moment yes:lol:
     
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    Llewelyn - you could be right mate.
     
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    Thanks for your help bud.
     
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    Juvenile and initial phase wrasse are notoriously difficult to identify, especially with such a bad picture. Yours has a black spot at the tail, which the clown doesn't. May be a cutribbon or two tone wrasse, but I'm no expert. I think it's not elongated enough for a cigar wrasse hey Jacques.
     
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    looks like a cigar wrasse.i had one and it looked just like that;)
     
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    Yeah dude.... In EL everything that has horizontal brown lines is called a cigar wrasse.:lol:

    But to the rest of the world this is what a cigar wrasse looks like:
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    Spottail coris Coris caudimacula

    Here is a pic of Mine:

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    And here is some info if you interested:

    [SIZE=+2]Coris[/SIZE] [SIZE=+2]caudimacula [/SIZE](Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) Family: Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Corinae picture (Cocau_u0.jpg) by Randall, J.E.
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    AquaMaps | Point map
    Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
    Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
    FishBase name: Spottail coris
    Max. size: 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. 4392)
    Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 – 57 m
    Climate: tropical; 24 – 28°C
    Importance: aquarium: commercial; price category: very high; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family
    Resilience: Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)Vulnerability: Low to moderate vulnerability (29.67), based on Lmax and K (Ref. 59153)
    Distribution:
    Gazetteer Indian Ocean: northern Red Sea south to East London, South Africa and east to the northwest coast of Australia, extending to Shark Bay; including Green Island.
     
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    Lol thanks Mudshark Cigar wrasse it is then

    Cool. Thanks Sean. Is this the same as a cigar?
    Mines looks more like this. Problem is I hav'nt seen it for the past 2 days:(
    Could it just be sleeping under the sand, coz I know they do that in the evenings? and I only get home from work around 6.
     
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    Nope, it is not a Cigar Wrasse
     
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    Im going with you on this Sean!
    Its a Spottail Coris:thumbup: Colours are not as bright as yours but looks the same.
    Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    USO unidentified swimming object
     
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    UFO dude... Unidentified fish object.:lol::lol:
     
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    Mines like this now .... Very very hardy! And yes can hide for awhile if troubled .... He is a wrasse afterall! Just watchout for your inverts ... Devoured ALL my tubeworms and loved the shrimps! He is officially the oldest in my tank....

     
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    That is a relief to know they are hardy. Thank you:yeahdude:
    Yours looks quite big Chika.
    Are hey carnivorous or omnivorous?
     
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