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hawkfish21
01/22/2006, 08:17 PM
I bought this fish for my 135 reef. The sticker said Leopard Wrasse but didn't say what kind. Can anyone help me out?

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data...392IMG_1377.JPG

hawkfish21
01/22/2006, 08:18 PM
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data...392IMG_1377.JPG

hawkfish21
01/22/2006, 08:21 PM
One More Try

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/18392IMG_1377.JPG

CrazyLionfish
01/22/2006, 08:54 PM
You should name it, "Superman Leopard Wrasse" because thats what it looks like. I've never seen that type before.

hawkfish21
01/22/2006, 08:58 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6562914#post6562914 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by CrazyLionfish
You should name it, "Superman Leopard Wrasse" because thats what it looks like. I've never seen that type before.

No kidding! That's what made me buy it.:)

Peter Schmiedel
01/23/2006, 05:06 AM
The pciture has way to much red tones - easy to see on the joints of the photo tank - so it is difficult to say without habing natural coloration.

Could be Macropharyngodon ornatus or the potters wrasse from hawai where my brain just does not find the coorect sientific name :(

luvdemfishies
01/23/2006, 05:17 AM
It's the Chaoti wrasse. By the way very nice specimen.

CrazyLionfish
01/23/2006, 05:40 AM
I'm not sure if it is the Chaoti wrasse, unless as Peter points out the coloring in the picture is not the actual coloring. Check this website out and see if its one of these, Luvdemfishies is saying that yours is the 2nd one on the list http://www.wetwebmedia.com/macropharyngodon.htm

However, yours looks quite small, but the juv version of the Chaoti wrasse looks like this
http://www.amonline.net.au/fishes/fishfacts/images/mchoati.jpg

dvmsn
01/23/2006, 06:58 AM
It could also be a Halichoeres or "Christmas Wrasse"

kjmst29
01/23/2006, 10:09 AM
it's not a christmas wrasse (aka: ornate wrasse). my father has one and it looks nothing like that pic.

thehedge
01/23/2006, 01:44 PM
Its a Leopard Wrasse...not sure of its exact species. How big is it? If it is small, it would be almost impossible to ID the exact species.

fishermania
01/23/2006, 01:50 PM
I think it is a color variation on the ornate leopard wrasse.

fishermania
01/23/2006, 01:54 PM
Here is a of the ornate wrasse.

http://www.meerwassertenne.de/Bilder/Tiere/m_ornatus_wrassesm.jpg

jda
01/23/2006, 02:23 PM
Check them out here (http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-07/hcs3/index.php).

hawkfish21
01/23/2006, 03:35 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6567553#post6567553 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by fishermania
Here is a of the ornate wrasse.

http://www.meerwassertenne.de/Bilder/Tiere/m_ornatus_wrassesm.jpg

That looks more like it.

moonpod
01/23/2006, 03:43 PM
Isn't it a Geoffryi Leopard?

Peter Schmiedel
01/24/2006, 05:24 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6568345#post6568345 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by moonpod
Isn't it a Geoffryi Leopard?

Thats the name I was missing yesterday. Check our where the fish came fro, If hawaii then it is the Geoffryi

Peter Schmiedel
01/24/2006, 05:25 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6564397#post6564397 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by luvdemfishies
It's the Chaoti wrasse. By the way very nice specimen.

Never!
M.chaoti looks totally different. Neither male nor female coloration would fit with that.

Check Macropharyngodon choati (http://www.meerwasser-lexikon.de/eng/29/191/Macropharyngodon/liste_choati.htm) pics

just dave
01/24/2006, 01:36 PM
I agree with Peter about it being a Macropharyngodon ornatus .
It's not a Potters or Choats.

Just Jim
01/24/2006, 05:14 PM
You should do some homework. That fish shouldn't be in a BB tank...:(

hawkfish21
01/24/2006, 05:24 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6577748#post6577748 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by goldenboy
You should do some homework. That fish shouldn't be in a BB tank...:(

I did do my homework! It's in my Quarantine Tank for just a few days so I can get it eating, which it is. He will be moved to my 135 reef. And yes, the 135 has a sandbed. Thanks.

just dave
01/24/2006, 09:50 PM
It can be kept in a BB tank as long as it has some area to bury in.
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/59396bipartus_rc.JPG

You can even do this in a Q-tank on a smaller scale.

Energy
01/24/2006, 11:49 PM
It's an ornate leopard. Without sand it will stress out and die. I suggest placing a small container with sand like in the picture. This will be a temporary place for it to sleep. I even ask my suppliers to ship them with sand in the bottom of the bag. They seem to have a better survival rate.

hawkfish21
01/25/2006, 05:51 AM
Too late. He already made the trip to my 135.

Just Jim
01/30/2006, 05:11 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6581381#post6581381 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by hawkfish21
Too late. He already made the trip to my 135.

glad to here it. I have had my female african leopard wrasse for over a year now. I actually had the male which is "impossible" to find. Unfortunatley he didn't make it through aclimation. I replaced him with a juvy from the cook islands though.

Chaotic Reefer4u
01/31/2006, 12:04 AM
nice

waterfaller1
01/31/2006, 03:46 PM
How about a pic of him in the 135?:cool:

hawkfish21
01/31/2006, 09:34 PM
Good idea. I'll try and get one tomorrow.