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Old 01/02/2008, 10:19 PM
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Liveaquaria Pintail Wrasse

I was wondering who bought it I didn't even get to see it on the site.
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Old 01/02/2008, 11:32 PM
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I saw it and five minutes later it was gone. Sweet looking fish.
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Old 01/03/2008, 12:21 AM
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U have the latin name?
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Old 01/03/2008, 12:24 AM
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Cirrhilabrus cf. lanceolatus
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Old 01/03/2008, 01:19 AM
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Does anyone know if this was a lanceolatus or a roseafascia? (given that I can't see a pic of it)?

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Old 01/03/2008, 02:52 AM
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It's still the advertised fish picture on the main DD page, so you can see the picture there Fairy Wrassler.

Did anyone save the picture? I only had a chance to see the main page picture . I'm not surprised at all it went so fast.
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Old 01/03/2008, 03:34 AM
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That main page picture is not a rosefascia, but nor is it like any lanceolatus picture I have seen. Which is not to say much, because few lanceolatus pictures exist. Does anyone know where they say it came from?

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Old 01/03/2008, 07:28 AM
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It is one of undescribed species of Cirrhilabrus. It is known from southern Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines, and it almost enters the aquarium trade from Cebu. Not known from Indonesian waters but it may exist in northern part around Sangihe Islands or Manado, Sulawesi.

Males have a reddish line on side that curves just above pectoral-fin base; it is not seen in lanceolatus or roseafascia. The species gows to 12cm at maximum as far as I know. It loves deeper waters and usually commands a high price in market.

It is very similar in appearance to lunatus from northwestern Pacific but the latter has a deeply lunate caudal fin; they mix well in nature and reproduce hybrid cross on rare occasion.

The species will be named by a Japanese ichthyologist and his colleague, perhaps this year.

The fish on page 40 (in Rudie Kuiter's wrasse book, 2002) illustrates roseafascia in Palau (bottom photo; I). He is now revising the book for the new edition.
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Old 01/03/2008, 08:52 AM
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Thanks for clearing that up Tanaka. There is still a lot of confusion over the lanceolatus and rosefacia. Even a MAJOR LA wholesaler mislabels rosefacia as lanceolatus, even though the placement of the dot on the pelvic fin clearly shows it as a rosefacia.

I hope that Rudie Kuiter can get some pictures that shows the pelvic fins of the lancealoatus, as only one his pictures shows it and that is of a full male.
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Old 01/03/2008, 09:04 AM
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I have been ordering a "longtail wrasse" from a major LA wholesaler just to find out what it is - they call it a lanceolatus and it is out of Cebu. No luck in getting one thus far....
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Old 01/03/2008, 09:06 AM
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If it is the same wholesaler mine came from then it is C. rosefacia and NOT lanceolatus.
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Old 01/03/2008, 09:07 AM
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as far as i can tell there have only been a few C. cf lancelatus imported into the states. the three to LA and at least one to los angeles wholesalers that made it into lfs
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Old 01/03/2008, 09:28 AM
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I suspected that they were roseafascia. I have been getting roseafascia from Vanuatu. I will always be looking for rare and beautiful fairies :-)
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Old 01/03/2008, 10:24 AM
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I think this may be it. LA called it a Super Rare Long-tailed Wrasse $499.99.
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Old 01/03/2008, 12:21 PM
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the super rare is not so super rare as it already hit the same wholeseller few times this year.
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Old 01/03/2008, 02:01 PM
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how many have you seen?
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Old 01/03/2008, 03:24 PM
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I was very tempted to buy it from liveaquaria last night when i saw it, but could not bring myself to pull the trigger.

I've seen one this past summer at a lfs about an hour away from me, haven't been there since so not sure if its still there but it was about 4" and looked gorgeous.

Congrats on your purchase achilles and please post pics!
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Old 01/03/2008, 03:35 PM
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Tell me if I'm wrong but didn't the fish that was on there before this one go for under $300? Man inflation sucks...
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Old 01/03/2008, 04:46 PM
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Iv been looking 4 this fish 4 over a year since my last one went surfing so price wasn't that bad.
A gift 4 myself as it will arrive on my bday.I missed the last one I saw but the one I had I got 4 around 250 if I remember correctlly.he will be the only fairy in my tank (unless I get greedy and get a rhomboid).
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Old 01/03/2008, 10:26 PM
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Well at least it's gorgeous! I've seen some pretty fugly "rare", expensive fairies for sale before
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Old 01/04/2008, 02:14 AM
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Well at least it's gorgeous! I've seen some pretty fugly "rare", expensive fairies for sale before
I agree.
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Old 01/04/2008, 10:25 AM
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Well at least it's gorgeous! I've seen some pretty fugly "rare", expensive fairies for sale before
The President of our marine society bought those Majorie's Wrasses awhile ago and they seem pretty plain, no way I would pay that much for one of the plainest looking fairy wrasse I have ever seen but I guess it's just to say you have them.
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Old 01/04/2008, 10:37 AM
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i agree. the only wrasses id pay a premium for are the pin tail, rhomboid, linneatus, earl's and maybe the lunatus though i haven't seen too many photos. the roseafascia, flame, and a few others are beautiful but more common.

the marjories and girdled wrasses along with a few others just dont do it for me even though they demand that high price.
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Old 01/04/2008, 02:15 PM
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just picked him up and wow. im temp acclimating now and ill snap a few pictures. ill post them tonight if i have time, bday plans and all.
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Old 01/04/2008, 02:50 PM
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i think a supermale flame wrasse blows away any fairy wrasse you can buy. You just can't beat the metalic red over the yellow...

aren't lanceolatus and roseafascia very aggressive?
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