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sus
07/02/2017, 02:00 PM
I picked these up yesterday sold as Lyretail. The coloring though doesn't seem to jive with pictures online. They look more like Ignitus to me. Thoughts?
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Scotch_c
07/02/2017, 02:11 PM
That for sure isn't a lyretail.


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sus
07/03/2017, 02:41 PM
That for sure isn't a lyretail.


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Yeah, so what is it?

kenith
07/03/2017, 03:41 PM
Looks like bimaculatus

sus
07/03/2017, 04:58 PM
Looks like bimaculatus



I don't know, it seems to me that the bimaculatus all have a visible pattern to them where mine don't...

LobsterOfJustice
07/03/2017, 05:41 PM
Not lyretail or bimac. Maybe cooperi?


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Scotch_c
07/03/2017, 06:29 PM
Yeah, so what is it?



I honestly don't know cuz of the purple color, which could be just an optical illusion from bluish lights. It could be an ignitus or carrberryi anthers. Do you have a picture of them just under normal white lights?-

ca1ore
07/03/2017, 07:37 PM
Bicolor perhaps.

sus
07/03/2017, 07:38 PM
I can try to get more pics. That purple is not an illusion though. The very tips of their dorsal fins are indeed purple.

ca1ore
07/03/2017, 10:10 PM
Purple edge to the dorsal fin is quite common in these fishes. After taking a closer look, they're probably carberryi. How big are they? C stay on the small side. Relatively easy to keep.

MIKE NY
07/04/2017, 04:52 PM
They look like Red Fairies....Pseudanthias kashiwae

sus
07/04/2017, 09:16 PM
Purple edge to the dorsal fin is quite common in these fishes. After taking a closer look, they're probably carberryi. How big are they? C stay on the small side. Relatively easy to keep.



They are about 3" I'd say.

scchase
07/04/2017, 10:54 PM
I picked up 15 from the same source as well, they are cooperi which last I checked was a synonym with kashiwae. I can't wait till the group gets out of Q

sus
07/05/2017, 09:00 AM
I picked up 15 from the same source as well, they are cooperi which last I checked was a synonym with kashiwae. I can't wait till the group gets out of Q



Nice! Not knowing what they were was a bit of a gamble but when they were selling them 5 for 50 bucks it was hard to pass up! I'm just worried that all of mine are males, whatever they are

sdbc
07/05/2017, 01:58 PM
5 for $50! I paid almost that much for 1 Bartlett's. Congrats on that find.

SDguy
07/05/2017, 07:17 PM
Yup, cooperi

sus
07/05/2017, 08:01 PM
Right on. So now how do you tell male from female with the Cooperi? Not a lot of info online about these guys...

SDguy
07/05/2017, 08:07 PM
IIRC males get a small vertical red bar on their flank, and more of a silver face. Don't quote me, I'm too lazy to Google it... :) But I'm pretty sure.

scchase
07/05/2017, 08:21 PM
My largest is just barely starting to show the red bar, there were only a few that were submales in the whole group at the store, no full males that I saw. Once they get out of Q I will get a picture of the group. Like you said Sus the deal was so good I couldn't pass it up. First time I have ever bought 15 of any saltwater fish.

sus
07/05/2017, 08:32 PM
Well that's promising! I was worried I had all males but none of them are showing any red bar yet!
15 of them in a tank is going to pretty awesome man!