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PLEASE help me prove i wasn't narked

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Frosty, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh, NC USA
    Add the fact that the angelfish will hybridize and you get really wide variations.

    We know you were trying to get a fish ID. However you posed it as to prove you were not narced and at that depth you certainly were to some degree.
  2. g1138

    g1138 Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Charleston, SC
    Was this your fish?
    Keep in mind @ 50m regardless of clear sunshine you will not see orange at all.
    Is the body shape right at least?

    Conspicuous Angelfish - Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014
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  3. Dive Right In Scuba 2

    Dive Right In Scuba 2 ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Illinois
    You posted like being narced is a bad thing. I rather enjoy playing cards with conger eels and talking about the latest episode of The Walking Dead with the friendly Sand Tiger Shark! :D
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  4. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: AZ TX
    Is this the right Pic?

  5. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
    OK, and I said that we can only hope to help you by proving that such a fish exists, and I further said that will not change the fact that you were narked. What is your point?

    What I said is similar to an old saying: "Just because you are paranoid does not mean people are not out to get you."
  6. g1138

    g1138 Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Charleston, SC
    Fixed, I think. Thanks Jax. Yeah that's the one I was trying to link.
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Auckland NZ
    Hey im genuinely sorry. Not trying to make life difficult -truth is ive never seen a fish quite like it and it was enough to grab my attention.
    I'll try again with description
    Size wise -side on was 200x200 or 8 inches x 8 inches.
    By saying it was cepia I was trying to make the point that it was kind of like a black and white picture of an angel fish but in shades of brown rather than grey
    I diddn't notice different coloration on the face.
    The shape was classic angel fish -as in like the much smaller ones. so the top and bottom "fin" extended back past the tail.
    The part that stood out was what what looked like blue LED's broken around it's outline.
  8. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Queen angelfish, Holacanthus ciliaris, are tropical fish found in coral reefs in the western Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean as far south as Brazil. They do not migrate, and they are commonly spotted near the Bahamas and Florida. (Pauly and Froese, 2010)
  9. g1138

    g1138 Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Charleston, SC
    Oh I'm more amused and not the least bit annoyed. I like a challenge.
    I work at an aquarium and Fish ID questions usually go like this. People don't realize that all these small little details do help a lot in ID and I don't blame them for not knowing. You don't really realize it until you study them.
    I'll take another whack at it when I get back from work. :D

    I did miss that. Interestingly though Pauly & Froese Fishbase update 2014 doesn't list that, but it's Suitable Habitat map displays West Indies. Native Range is solely Atlantic.
    Every web reference I found that said different is that exact quote you posted, from 2010. Which strikes me as odd.

    I'm curious if Home Aquaria release is responsible or not. I couldn't find anything right quick, yet another fun thing to do when I get back home.
    Holacanthus ciliaris, Queen angelfish : fisheries, aquarium

    ---------- Post added October 25th, 2014 at 06:18 AM ----------

    Well I lied, one more quick try:
    Blue Angel - Pomacanthus semicirculatus
    Am I getting the right body type at least?

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  10. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Ontario
    Not sure how many home aquaria there are in Vanuatu.....

    Thanks for for fish education!

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