Wrasse ID

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  1. FrikkieVanDieVrystaat

    FrikkieVanDieVrystaat

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    Hi guys and gals,
    this is a wrasse that have had for 3 weeks now, and i wonder if anybody can tell the species and sex of this specimen?

    I thought it was a vroliks wrasse but the top black spots are not like the vroliks
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    Melanarus wrasse maybe
     
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    You think so taahir? The christmass, melanurus and vroliks look so alike that its so hard to decide, and google pics dont help much either, they are all mixed up!
     
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    Have a look at an Ornate leopard wrasse. M.Ornatus.
     
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    Thats even closer, could it be between genders causimg the weird coloring?
     
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    FrikkieVanDieVrystaat

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    I found it on fishbase. Its a indonesian variant of the argus wrasse! Thanks everyone
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