View Full Version : ID-Anthias Pascalus or Tuka
03/08/2007, 02:17 AM
Hi, can any anthias expert help to identify the fish in the photo. Is it Pascalua or tuka?
03/08/2007, 02:19 AM
More pics. Your help is appreciated!!
03/08/2007, 06:58 AM
definitely a tuka
03/08/2007, 09:14 AM
I'm actually going to go with pascalus. Less pronounced upper lip....less humped dorsal profile. Large red smear on the dorsal fin. More overall monochromatic. And just doesn't look like any of the male tuka's I've seen before.
But don't quote me on this :D
Also note, from fishbase.org : "Feeds on copepods and other planktonic crustaceans or crustacean larvae and fish eggs " so I would definitely try these foods.
Here's a pic of a male tuka I found online:
03/08/2007, 10:34 AM
see my bet is on a changing tuka, going from female to male, if you look it has all of the things that could support that, it has the magenta patch starting at the end of the dorsal fin, it has the orange stripe on the cheek, its growing a more pronounced upper lip, and its starting to get the blue edges along the fins
03/08/2007, 11:22 AM
Unfortunately, we probably won't get to see what it becomes :(
03/08/2007, 07:41 PM
It has a mark on its forehead. Like a orange/yellowish mark or something like that. I could not capture it on photo. It just does not stand still. moving constantly. difficult to shoot the photo, especially the forehead.
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