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Wretch
03-26-2015, 06:09 AM
I just bought the following fish as a Melanurus wrasse but the colours dont seem right to me. Anyone know they exact ID?

http://i.imgur.com/m0tEvD2.jpg

Thanks.

gregzz4
03-26-2015, 06:11 AM
Dam, I know this one .....

I think it's a Vrolik's if I'm remembering the one I was thinking of

gregzz4
03-26-2015, 06:21 AM
Vrolik's Wrasse (http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1379+2997&pcatid=2997)

:Halichoeres chrysotaenia, while appearing similar to Halichoeres melanurus, can be differentiated by its spotted caudal fin, whereas H. melanuras has lines on its caudal fin that form a single black spot when compressed:

gregzz4
03-26-2015, 06:23 AM
BTW, great fish you got there
Not so common as far as I know

Wretch
03-26-2015, 06:27 AM
BTW, great fish you got there
Not so common as far as I know

Thank you very much. Its a beautiful fish just wanted to know what I had for sure.

gregzz4
03-26-2015, 06:58 AM
Do the online images look like yours ?

We all want to know :smile:

Wretch
03-26-2015, 07:02 AM
Do the online images look like yours ?

We all want to know :smile:

I checked live aquaria and google but none of the pictures really look like it.

Wheelman76
03-26-2015, 07:07 AM
Maybe Dusky wrasse ? Where's Albert ? He will know.

TimT
03-26-2015, 07:07 AM
Looks like a male Leopard Wrasse. Possibly Macropharyngodon ornatus

Check this article
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-07/hcs3/

gregzz4
03-26-2015, 07:07 AM
Try google for pics
Try researching the Halichoeres line ....

Remember, not all pics will truly look like your specimen

Good luck !

gregzz4
03-26-2015, 07:08 AM
Maybe Dusky wrasse ? Where's Albert ? He will know.

Looks like a male Leopard Wrasse.

OK, looks like I'm out to lunch then :lol:

Both the above apply too ... argh

I have much to learn
Sorry if I steered you wrong. I was focused on the melanurus theme

Wretch
03-26-2015, 07:16 AM
OK, looks like I'm out to lunch then :lol:

I looked at both the above and they apply too ... argh

I have much to learn
Sorry if I steered you wrong
I'm out ....

No problem. Thanks for the help. It does sort of look like an ornate leopard but I haven't a clue. :redface:

gregzz4
03-26-2015, 07:19 AM
I've seen so many different pic of ornate leopards that I can't tell what's real and what's not
From what I can tell, ornates have a lot of red when they're young ...

gregzz4
03-26-2015, 07:23 AM
The pic you posted shows a fish with a slender body, so I'm thinking hunter fish such as the ones I mentioned

Hopefully in a month or 3 it will fill out and show us what it really is :biggrin:

BTW, did I say good luck ? :smile:

Wretch
03-26-2015, 07:25 AM
The pic you posted shows a fish with a slender body, so I'm thinking hunter fish such as the ones I mentioned

Hopefully in a month or 3 it will fill out and show us what it really is :biggrin:
That pic is from my tank. The wrasse is probably close to 4" long not sure if it will change much now.

albert_dao
03-26-2015, 07:41 AM
It's not a Leopard Wrasse, it's a type of Halichoeres. I'll figure it out tomorrow if no one else does :)

mello
03-26-2015, 07:45 AM
Nice Wrasse where did u get him?

gregzz4
03-26-2015, 07:51 AM
it's a type of Halichoeres
And this is why I stuck with this thread

I'm convinced it is too, but I should have just gone to bed :wink:

Wretch
03-26-2015, 07:51 AM
Nice Wrasse where did u get him?

Oceanic Corals

mello
03-26-2015, 07:52 AM
Thanks

Wretch
03-26-2015, 08:15 AM
Well my guess is Argus Wrasse (Halichoeres argus) now I give up and hope someone else knows. Thanks for the help all.

TimT
03-26-2015, 08:21 AM
I just bought the following fish as a Melanurus wrasse but the colours dont seem right to me. Anyone know they exact ID?

http://i.imgur.com/m0tEvD2.jpg

Thanks.

It's not a Leopard Wrasse, it's a type of Halichoeres.

Albert it's not the typical Leopard wrasse that I am thinking of. It's this one.
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-07/hcs3/images/m_ornatus_wrassesm.jpg

Cheers,
Tim

albert_dao
03-26-2015, 09:07 AM
Albert it's not the typical Leopard wrasse that I am thinking of. It's this one.
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-07/hcs3/images/m_ornatus_wrassesm.jpg

Cheers,
Tim

Nope, not a Macropharyngodon. I sold the fish, I got a good look at its mouth.

* But I am willing to be wrong :P

Edit: I just remembered I have a DOA in the freezer... I might just dissect it to get a positive look at the mouth, cuz I'm gross like that <___<

"For Science"

Wretch
03-26-2015, 04:02 PM
This is a picture of an argus wrasse someone on reef central thought it was a grey head wrasse? I am still confused.

http://i.imgur.com/7rP5MTx.jpg

Myka
03-26-2015, 04:27 PM
Halichoeres argus, Peacock Wrasse.

EDIT: Oops, you beat me. It's not a grey Head Wrasse, I used to have a Grey Head Wrasse. I'll find a pic.

Wretch
03-26-2015, 05:49 PM
Well there we go. Looks like we have our answer. Argus Wrasse. Now we wait for Albert to confirm. Thanks all.

Myka
03-27-2015, 05:39 AM
Here's my old Grey Head Wrasse - best pic I ever got of him - he's fast!

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k43/Myka82/Oct1620112.jpg

Wretch
03-27-2015, 05:52 AM
Here's my old Grey Head Wrasse - best pic I ever got of him - he's fast!

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k43/Myka82/Oct1620112.jpg

Nice looking fish!

albert_dao
03-27-2015, 01:08 PM
So I'd just like to point out that I did inspect the mouth parts of the frozen fish and it didn't have the pronounced throat teeth. As a matter of contrast, here's a Leopard Wrasse lil dude I just finished unloading about an hour ago:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11081364_814198921983113_3281108436877070691_n.jpg ?oh=ae012bd834285fc266181492a2a73427&oe=55ADCD6F&__gda__=1436870878_96498806bdd42b072d9d20d48cffd66 7

This guy DID have throat teeth :)

TimT
03-27-2015, 04:53 PM
Interesting info Albert, thanks for the knowledge. :)

Was the fish red and blue or red and green? I could be suffering from the blue dress/gold dress syndrome. Lol.

Cheers,
Tim