View Full Version : Fish ID help please.

04-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Saw this at my LFS, and was wanting to find more info on him. Thing is, the name they have listed is not what he is.... Go figure.

Anywho, heres some pic's of him and hopefully someone might know what he is. The pic's are not the best as the little booger was non-stop moving. I know it's some kind of filefish, but I'm not sure of what type of filefish he is.

04-06-2012, 12:42 PM
that looks like a wrasse to me. look up dragon wrasse...Novaculichthys taeniourus....juvi by the way, not adult

04-06-2012, 12:47 PM
Ha! they arn't even close...

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Thanks!! now time to look up some info on them.

04-07-2012, 12:40 PM
ya i agree it looks wrasse

05-07-2012, 02:42 PM
I thought Petco did away with selling marine fish.

05-07-2012, 06:23 PM
probably just depends on the store. Here, Petco does, but Petsmart does not.

05-09-2012, 09:45 AM
that's is far from a file fish this what file fish is

05-09-2012, 09:47 AM
but if their asking 15 like numb skull for that wrasse i would take it
and all most all petcos here in NV sale saltwater