View Full Version : need fish ID please


glxtrix
09-27-2006, 1:12 PM
so my friend just started up a tank and got this fish, people at the fish place that he went to said it was a wrasse but I dont think so, then again I could be wrong, I'm no expert in fish, I think it might be a Purple Pseudochromis, what do you think? Either way, such a cute lil fish :)

http://www.lkordel.com/public/pete.jpg

F22Mech
09-27-2006, 1:40 PM
It Looks just like my Purple Pseudochromis but mine is purple all over.

F22Mech
09-27-2006, 1:50 PM
Here is a picture of mine.

glxtrix
09-27-2006, 2:13 PM
yeah sure does, how big is yours now? This guy is like 1" maybe a hair bigger.

jmaneyapanda
09-27-2006, 4:06 PM
thats definitely a pseudo, but without a better pic, its hard to tell what species. ALmost looks like an australian- which are some of the meanest fish ever. Hope your buddy didnt want any other fish.

glxtrix
09-28-2006, 1:25 PM
here is another pic.

http://www.lkordel.com/public/pete2.jpg

ljuhl
09-28-2006, 2:03 PM
Well, it does look like a juv. capenter wrasse to me.

glxtrix
09-28-2006, 2:27 PM
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=329&N=0

thanks but not really seeing it, the eyes alone are a no match, that and there is no elongated rays on the dorsal fin, which is a must to be that fish. hmmmm, the search continues, thanks again tho.

kappaknight
09-28-2006, 2:43 PM
How much did you get that guy for? I've been looking for one for awhile that's cheap. It's probably one of the prettier looking dottybacks out of the available ones. It's an Eleqant Pseudo... here is more info:

http://www.marinecenter.com/fish/pseudochromisdottybacks/redheadelegantpseudochromis/

glxtrix
09-28-2006, 3:07 PM
bud picked it up for 20 I believe.

kappaknight
09-28-2006, 8:03 PM
Hrmm, where can I get one for $20? ;0)

glxtrix
09-29-2006, 9:15 AM
was at petland. no more.

ljuhl
09-29-2006, 9:41 AM
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=329&N=0

thanks but not really seeing it, the eyes alone are a no match, that and there is no elongated rays on the dorsal fin, which is a must to be that fish. hmmmm, the search continues, thanks again tho.


The juv and female Capenter Wrass doesn't have elongated rays on dorsal fin. This fish looks just like the 3 Carpenter Wrass I got from a power buy couple months ago.

tsciarini
09-29-2006, 2:36 PM
I'm going to have to agree with Wei's ID... it looks exactly the same, just not as healthy.

MattTVI
09-29-2006, 3:07 PM
if it is indeed a carpenter, you may want to take some precautions as they do love to leap...

kappaknight
09-29-2006, 3:28 PM
I'm going to have to agree with Wei's ID... it looks exactly the same, just not as healthy.

I don't think anyone saw the URL that I actually posted in my first post that ID's the fish.

Anyway, if everyone's ignoring that post, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that fish in the first pic is a sohol tang wrasse.

tsciarini
09-29-2006, 3:59 PM
I don't think anyone saw the URL that I actually posted in my first post that ID's the fish.

Anyway, if everyone's ignoring that post, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that fish in the first pic is a sohol tang wrasse.

huh?

jmaneyapanda
09-30-2006, 7:56 AM
That is definitely NOT a flasher wrasse. It is a pseudochromis- no doubts. As to the species, I think Kappaknight has it. If it is the elegant redheaded pseudo, your lucky. If its a Australian or jaguar pseudo, you not. Some pseudo's (like the latter) are some of the meanest fish you can put into a tank.