look at the colors of this wrasse!

lynn53

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Picked this guy up today and was really impressed with the colors.
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snorvich

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If you want to keep those colors, look for a female. The "blue group" of fairy wrasses are the ones whose color fades the most for the male lacking a female. Nice fish!
 
beautiful fish, Lynn!
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12205669#post12205669 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by snorvich
If you want to keep those colors, look for a female. The "blue group" of fairy wrasses are the ones whose color fades the most for the male lacking a female. Nice fish!
I never heard this before. What species are in the "blue group" :confused:
 

bbauman

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That's exactly what he is. Also known as ruby faced wrasse. Nice fish! I got one just like it about 3 weeks ago.
 

snorvich

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Of the wrasses that I have:

Adornatus
Bathyphilus
Earlei
Johnsoni
Jordani
Katherinae
Laboutei
Lineatus
Pylei
Rhomboidalis
Rosefascia
Scottorum *
Pintail

Only one falls into the "blue group" which is the group that loses the most coloration lacking a female. (I had to take out my pairs of Scotts because they were too aggressive) The ones that are in the "red group" tend to lose the least coloration, and the ones in between lose a little but not much coloration. Of course to retain the best coloration including nuptial colors, at least one female is desirable.
 
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