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Abeal1117

So I wen to a local LFS and noticed they had 2 wrasse. Both labeled as "flasher/ fairy wrasse". Now I can tell one is for sure not either a flasher or a fairy but appears to be closer to a Halichoeres Sp., but the other looks like a fairy but I couldn't ID it. Anyone know, or have a suggestion to what they could be? 

 

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Abeal1117

The only thing I can come up with, is that it is some relative of the white tailed tamarin wrasse, since their body shape is so similar. 

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Abeal1117

Well after lots of researching, It is actually a Juvenile Saddleback Hogfish (Bodianus bilunulatus) . A very very small one

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ajmckay

Nice job on the research.  I would agree on the Hogfish.

 

The other looks like a female ruby fairy wrasse.  I did find a picture that looked very similar called a "vila fairy wrasse".  

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Abeal1117

I'll  check those out right now.

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