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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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Mystery Wrasse

This magnificent Mystery wrasse makes a stunning addition to either a reef environment or a fish only marine aquarium! The beautiful Mystery Wrasse, also known as the Whitebarred Wrasse, is distinctly different from the other lined wrasses. Rather than sporting the horizontal lines that this group of fish are recognized for, this wrasse has slender […]

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Leopard wrasse fish in coral ree
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 wrasses of […]

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Four Line Wrasse

The Four Line Wrasse is a beautiful fish but is quite secretive, shy and quick… making it a difficult fish to collect! Being active small colorful fish, the lined wrasses are popular for a small marine aquarium. They are quite hardy, disease resistant, and long lived. The aquarium care and behavior of the Four Line […]

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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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Eight-Lined Wrasse
Eight-Lined Wrasse

Not only is it one of the largest of the lined wrasses, the Eight-Lined Wrasse is also one of the most boisterous! An active and attractive fish, the Eight-Lined Wrasse is hardy, disease resistant, and long lived. This can make them a great addition for the right marine aquarium. In a reef environment they will […]

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bluestreak cleaner wrasse fish
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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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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a 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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