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Rose-band Fairy Wrasse

For something ‘pretty in pink’, the Rose-band Fairy Wrasse is the beauty to fill that niche! The Rose-band Fairy Wrasse Cirrhilabrus roseafascia is a large, handsome fairy wrasse. Reaching a length of 7.9†(20 cm), it is the largest wrasse in the Cirrhilabrus genus. This is a deep-water species that inhabits reef slopes and dropoffs […]

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Scott’s Wrasse

The Scott’s Wrasse is a very beautiful fish, displaying almost every color of the rainbow! The Scott’s Fairy Wrasse Cirrhilabrus scottorum is a large, peaceful fairy wrasse. It reaches up to just over 5 inches (13 cm) in length. This wrass originates in the South Pacific, from the Coral Sea of eastern Australia to the Pitcairn group […]

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Solar Fairy Wrasse

The beautiful Red-eyed Solar Fairy Wrasse sports a variety of colors, and is always gorgeous! The Solar Fairy Wrasse Cirrhilabrus solorensis is an eye catching wrasse species that can be found in a multitude of colors. There are a number of names that this wrasse fish is known by. They are all about its coloration […]

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Leopard Wrasse
Leopard Wrasse

   Like all the leopard wrasses, this wrasse has a distinctive spotted ‘leopard’ patterning, giving rise to its descriptive names!    This wrasse is not only known as the Leopard Wrasse, but also as the Blackspotted Wrasse and the Guinea Fowl Wrasse. Pictured above are female specimens of the Leopard Wrasse. Like all of the […]

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Bird Wrasse

The Bird Wrasse has a long, beak-like snout and a fluttery bird-like motion when swimming! The Bird Wrasse Gomphosus varius is a beautiful emerald green fish in its male form, known as the Green Bird Wrasse. As a female it is white, sprinkled with tiny black spots in front that fades to a dark brown […]

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Bluestreak cleaner wrasse
Cleaner Wrasse

The Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse or Common Cleaner Wrasse is one of the most fascinating and well-known saltwater fish. When talking about a cleaner wrasse, the Common Cleaner Wrasse or Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse is the fish that is generally being referred to. Though there are actually five species of Labroides, the Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse is the […]

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Picasso Triggerfish
Picasso Triggerfish

The Picasso Triggerfish or Huma Huma Trigger (Whitebanded Triggerfish or Painted Triggerfish) is a very popular triggerfish probably because of its’ very interesting color and unusual patterning. It is quite striking with the line markings of yellow, blue and black adorning a mostly white body. This fish will emit a ‘whirring’ sound when it is […]

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Yellowfin Surgeonfish

The Yellowfin Surgeonfish is one very big fish, in fact, a fisherman will often find one on his hook! The Yellowfin Tang juvenile starts out all yellow, but eventually loses all their yellow, except for, yep you guessed it, the fins. Well, the outer 3/4 of the pectoral fins to be exact. The rest of […]

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Blackpatch Triggerfish
Blackpatch Triggerfish

The slightly smaller Blackpatch (sometimes incorrectly called Bursa)Triggerfish is easy to mistake for a Picasso Triggerfish, but the big dark oval on the “blackpatch†in their lower back belly is a tell tale sign. The Blackpatch Triggerfish is diamond shaped and flat or laterally compressed like tangs. The body can be grayish topale tan, or […]

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Bluespine Unicorn Tang: Facts, Care Guide, Tank Mates, & More (With Pictures)

The Bluespine Unicornfish can be pale grayish tan, gray or light greenish-gray while juveniles.  These tangs have a total of 4 sharp scalpel-like retractable blades at the base of their elongated caudal fin area.  Adults sport a variety of colors, depending on their location in the reef.  In the wild, while in the water column, […]

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