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post #11 of 21 Old 09-01-2006, 07:25 PM
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its a angel, not shure on the type.
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post #12 of 21 Old 09-01-2006, 08:38 PM
The fish that is in your pic is either the Speckled Damsel pictured here


Or the Whitetail Damsel pictured here
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I would say it looks more like the Whitetail Damsel, the 2nd picture was a little better but it your fish and you would be able to pick which one it is.

A sign of an angel fish is what I like to call it a fat upper lip. :D
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post #13 of 21 Old 09-01-2006, 08:41 PM
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its not the bottom one, their is no fake eye on it from what I can see.
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post #14 of 21 Old 09-01-2006, 08:45 PM
Are you taking about the rear or the front fake eye. Like I said its not my fish and I can't see it in person. It could be a darker version of the top pic, or the bottom pic didn't develop the fake eye in the front. Each fish has his own trait. :D
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post #15 of 21 Old 09-02-2006, 02:03 AM
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it looks like the top one to me, the damsel.
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post #16 of 21 Old 09-02-2006, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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I cant pick which one it looks more like

it has the darker colours of the bottom one but has the markings of the top one?

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post #17 of 21 Old 09-02-2006, 06:51 AM
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If not, a white-tailed speckled damsel.
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post #18 of 21 Old 09-25-2006, 09:31 PM
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I would say you fish is definitely a damsel; could be a Stegastes Pelicieri (Mauritius Gregory) as with a lot of damsels the juveniles look differnt from the adults.

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post #19 of 21 Old 10-12-2006, 07:05 PM
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Definitely not an angel. A sure-fire way to tell if it's an angel or not is to look at the operculum. All angels have a spine pointing backwards on their gill cover. It's definitely some type of damsel, but I'm not sure what type.
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post #20 of 21 Old 12-14-2006, 11:07 AM
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Definitely not an angel, it's a damsel although many small damsels look very similar so until it gets a little larger and gets its adult coloration, it may be hard to determine it to a species.
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