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WTT/WTS Unknown little piggy wrasse


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I hope this works... first time for me here, I have a yellow stripped wrasse that is a little bigger than I prefer for my tank, he's a pig when it comes to feeding and outcompetes my other fish, i would like to trade for some frags since i have ventured from fowlr tank to a reef type tank or another small fish .. open to about anything.

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man... that is a hard one to ID. Just for fun and procrastination I tried to find it in books and online... found similar but shorter bodied Bodianus/hogfish species, Coris atlantica, and Hologymnosus doliatus and H rhodonotus. Those last 2 being most likely. Here are links:

 

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=hologymnosus+rhodonotus&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=986&bih=540&tbm=isch&tbnid=rNiBCLt7vuwpRM:&imgrefurl=http://www.kazkian.com/z/manboon2nd/cat451/cat464/&docid=qUvSz_QI_NhyVM&w=500&h=332&ei=RFZmTtnFCurmiAKqzMXPCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=622&vpy=227&dur=1202&hovh=183&hovw=276&tx=159&ty=124&page=4&tbnh=115&tbnw=153&start=43&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:43

 

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Hologymnosus&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=986&bih=540&tbm=isch&tbnid=Sh4ljSnyqALvYM:&imgrefurl=http://www.complete-encyclopedie.nl/Dieren/Vissen/Hologymnosus%2BDoliatus/&docid=lEOFOzp82CryLM&w=640&h=480&ei=GVVmTqH0CqTSiAKQzMSoCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=330&vpy=227&dur=77&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=159&ty=149&page=6&tbnh=113&tbnw=153&start=73&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:11,s:73

 

http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/homurasp/diary/200902210000/

 

http://www.b-boxaquarium.com/html/page134.html

 

It is also possible it's worth some money, if it is something rarely seen in the hobby. Check this out:

 

http://dev.bluezooaquatics.com/productdetailcc.asp?did=11&cid=331&pid=3027

 

I'd say this fish deserves a bump (: It is hard to ID wrasses since different locations have slightly wider or narrower stripes, and as they age their spots and stripes change. But I think it's that one off blue zoo. Good luck, it looks like a nice fish.

Kate

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The fish is settling in nice. A little bit of chasing between the melanurus and him. But no real aggression I can see. No joke he is a pig. Always on the hunt just saw him devour a bristle worm as long as him. Hope the clown is settling in nice for you. I got the power head on the Nem for you just waiting on some movement.

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Glad to hear he's doing ok for you. I think pig might not be the right word. more like eating machine... kind of miss him wriggling back and forth when i walk up to my tank now but not seeeing all the new empty shells from the hermits is kinda nice too. the clown was swimming with my smaller one when i got upthis morning so i think he will like it the tank... maybe a little more when he has a nem to snuggle up to. thanks again for time spent talkin reef!

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