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Small, yellow fish in Thailand, Andaman, Tachai Pinnacle

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by MikkelBC, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. MikkelBC

    MikkelBC Instructor, Scuba

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    I have not had any luck finding the yellow fish shown in the photo in any of my fish books. I saw them in many places, so they are fairly common. This observation was at around 15 meter depth.

    I hope someone here knows it.

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  2. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Looks like adult Sunburst/Fathead Anthias. Not 100%.
     
  3. MikkelBC

    MikkelBC Instructor, Scuba

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  4. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Yes, definitely a better fit. The fathead Anthias has a similar body shape but the coloring just doesn't match. Although Anthias do change colors.
     
  5. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    LOL. I showed the picture to my wife (who is a REEF.org fish geek) when you first posted it and asked here what it was, and she immediately replied a Golden Damsel. I did not offer that info to you because she answered so quickly I assumed she just made it up. My bad!
     

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