View Full Version : Wrasse Identification

02-08-2006, 02:37 PM
I saw this cool little wrasse at the LFS today. Not sure about a positive ID though. Can anyone ID it?

I took these photos during the acclimation process before releasing it into the tank. I'll take some more photos later.

The first pic came out much better -

02-08-2006, 06:37 PM
More -

02-11-2006, 10:26 PM
It turns out that it is a juvenile Diana's Hogfish.

02-12-2006, 09:08 AM

02-16-2006, 09:38 PM
LOL Sorry I've been away at work so couldn't really answer that question for you. At least you found out what it was.

02-16-2006, 09:43 PM
I am bummed that it will lose it's nice coloration. I wonder how long it takes to make the transition from juvenile to adult. Eventually I will have to get rid of it. Another example of why it is important to do the research before making a purchase of an unknown species. And I thought I had some cool rare species of wrasse. :)

02-16-2006, 10:01 PM
Typical growth period of Hogfish's are in approximate 1 to 1 1/2 years. That's when you should expect that fish to start reaching adult size. So you might have to remove him/her earlier as their size will prob be too big for your tank. Unless you get a 500 like I'm planning. :D

02-16-2006, 10:06 PM
I think I'll start looking for a new home for it as soon as the color begins to change unless it becomes too aggressive before then. It currently shows some mild aggression towards my flame angel who is almost twice as big.

03-04-2006, 11:49 AM
I had been looking for another fish, but none were what i wanted. Yesterday i saw a clown tang and bought him he is about 2.5in and looks very good. He has spent most of the time behind rockwork except for about 10 laps around the tank. I hope the amount of time its taking him to come out is OK.As soon as i can get a decent pic i will post:cool:

03-04-2006, 12:12 PM
Does it have yellow stripes? Most tangs need to be fed multiple times daily with nori. I usually get my nori at the asian market. It comes in 20 sheets I think for $2. You have to read the ingredients and make sure it does not have any additives. Just plain seaweed.

03-04-2006, 01:57 PM
YES it has stripes alternating blue with yellow on a tan/silver body.I bought green marine algea by seaweed selects

03-05-2006, 03:35 PM
In my local area you don't see the clown tangs too often. Nice find. Post a pic whenever you can.