Wrasse Ids please

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  1. JamesHunter

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    Please dont ask for a better pic these guys are fast and took a long time to get these two pics:thumbup:

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  3. Dorry

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    Hi JamesHunter where did you get the wrasse from. And what is the color of the wrasse. Will help to identified the wrasse. Pic not clear enough to see.
     
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    Natal Caught , fast and every pic is blured out of 50 these two are the best of each, above the egg crate they are two fast come to rest under it
     
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    Thalassoma lunare and Stethojulis interrupta. Both very common KZN species.
     
  6. JamesHunter

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    Thanks Lord

    So a moon\Lyretail wrasse and a cut ribbon wrasse?

    I have other cut ribbons that look so differant with a full line down the fish why is this one diff?
     
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    Yep.

    They change a lot with size and sex and they're a variable species. I only really like the big males that have the blue lines. Females are pretty dull in comparison. If you've got multiple females together then one will turn male eventually though.

    I saw a female S. albovittata last week. Looks a bit nicer than the cutribbons. Higher body (parrotfish-like outline) with an orange spot around the pectoral fin. Might go look for it again, though it's over 10cm so it's gonna be seriously tricky to catch:

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    Now thats a nice wrasse...

    The moon tail IYO should it be in my preditor tank due to its agro ways?
     
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    I haven't found them to be too aggressive until they get really big.
     
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    Engels please, hahaha
     
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    I did translate lol

     
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    Hi, the scientific name of the fish LordBlackadder alway use. I can even pronounce it. Easier to speak Italian. :thumbup:
     
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