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Can you id this fish?
Old 02-18-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
 
Can you id this fish?

I have a 35 gal. hexagon saltwater tank. In it I have 1 lunare wrasse, 2 green chromis, 1 lemon damsel, 1 yellowtail blue damsel and 1 large yellow fish that I cannot identify. I've attached a couple of photos. Can anyone tell me what fish this is?
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:33 AM   #2
 
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Looks like a blue damsel that's pale because it's stressed or it's a white damsel.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:00 AM   #3
 
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possible anthia, def. looks bleached.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:17 AM   #4
 
I've had this fish for at least 2 years. He looks the same as when I got him, only bigger. I don't think he's stressed because he's the biggest fish in the tank and kind of rules (except for my wrasse). Couldn't find any pictures that accurately matched. He does have blue/black fins on the bottom.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:23 PM   #5
 
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it may just be a damsel. could you try getting a better picture? about how big would you say he is?
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:35 PM   #6
 
Here's a better picture of him. He's about 3 inches long.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:12 PM   #7
 
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looks like a bleached damsel to me.

what is all the blue on the bottom?
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:08 AM   #8
 
to me it looks like an anthia
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:02 AM   #9
 
The blue on the bottom is sand or something. I don't really know. I also have a lunar wrasse that seems to love that stuff on the bottom. My brother set this tank up a few years ago and I've just been maintaining/taking care it. The only fish I've ever lost were jumpers (I now have a cover). From pictures of anthia and damsels, he seems to look more like a combination of the two. Possible?

Also, do wrasse have sharp teeth?

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Old 02-20-2009, 01:25 PM   #10
 
cant be sure but resembles Paraglyphidodon melas, black damsel when young. Or it could be hybrid b/n two or more different species?
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