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Can you identify this fish...

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by booth22, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. booth22

    booth22 Instructor, Scuba

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    I know it's not the best picture, but can anyone tell me what type of fish is in the attached picture? It sort of looks like a parrotfish, but I'm looking for some help.. Thanks!
     
  2. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    them there be creole wrasses

    they do kind of look like parrotfish
     
  3. Dave Zimmerly

    Dave Zimmerly Manta Ray

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    Looks like Blue Chromis. How big were they?

    Dave (aka "Squirt")
     
  4. booth22

    booth22 Instructor, Scuba

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    thanks guys... i was leaning towards the creole wrasse myself

    They weren't blue chomis, we saw several of them and these were different. Thanks again!
     
  5. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    hmmm.... i'd say not

    Blue chromis are shorter and fatter
     
  6. Cudabait

    Cudabait IDC Staff Instructor

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    Andy's right.

    Regards,
     
  7. PaulChristenson

    PaulChristenson Solo Diver

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    And they are Initial Phase...:D
    not the more colorful Terminal Phase...
     
  8. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    :rofl:
     
  9. Guba

    Guba Regular of the Pub

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    Yup, I think H2Andy got 'em pegged.
    The caudal fin looks exceptionally "V" shaped, but I do believe they're Creole Wrasses.
     
  10. captain

    captain Captain

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    I would say they are Blue Chromis (chromis cyaneus) adult is about 5 inches long. Where did you take the photo?
     

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