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Old 12/27/2005, 11:07 AM
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Mystery Fish

I recently purchased a beautiful fish but was too excited I forgot to get the name.

I know this will be hard through words and not picture (camera stolen was stolen last month )

Its about 8cm , its has yellow spotsl over an aqua-blue body , has a long yellow nose , tiny mouth , has a body shape of a moon wrasse.
His tail has a black spot also has a black spot on his bottom front fin.


I know its hard to identify a fish without pictures , if u have any idea it would help.

P.S. I would go back to the LFS but its a 1hour+ drive .


Thanks

James.
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Old 12/27/2005, 01:10 PM
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Halichoeres melanurus ? look here fish

just a guess though

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Old 12/28/2005, 04:29 AM
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Thanks for having a go mntl

Good news though I will have pics up soon (just found an old camera in the spare room )
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Old 12/28/2005, 06:26 PM
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It sounds like a longnose filefish {Oxymonacanthus longirostris}. If this is your fish they are obligate coral feeders{ although they also feed on sponges and inverts}.
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Old 12/28/2005, 06:27 PM
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It sounds like a longnose filefish {Oxymonacanthus longirostris}. If this is your fish they are obligate coral feeders{ although they also feed on sponges and inverts}.
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Old 12/28/2005, 10:58 PM
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Matt you hit the nail on the head.

He is eating brine, mysis and marine green at the moment looks healthy but still I probably be returning it back the LFS , even though they told me it would be ok on brine ( I always make the LFS feed the fish I'm going to buy )

Thanks mate


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