Free ruby headed fairy wrasse

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  1. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

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    I have a ~3.5-4in ruby headed fairy wrasse who is in great health. Just completing TTM. I'm not keeping him because I just got a sebae nem and want to add some clarkiis too and am concerned that my tank is getting overstocked.

    http://m.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1378+3482&pcatid=3482

    I also have 2 heads of a toxic green frogspawn that have broke off and would like to give away.

    Must take both together, and must be available to pickup this weekend (Friday-Sunday). Location Palo Alto. To supporting members.

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  2. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    I'm interested.


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  3. Vhuang168

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    Pix of the H.malu? Its a sand dweller so don't put it on the rocks. It will just move down till it hits sand. Did you buy it from AC?

    Clarkiis get BIG!
     
  4. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

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    Hey I sent you a PM on tapatalk. I'm never sure that those actually get to the recipient. Maybe I need to send a different way?


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  5. Gablami

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    Yeah unfortunately clarkiis get big and they're kinda fugly. But I am need of some symbiosis!

    No it was included as a freebie with an online order.

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  6. Vhuang168

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    How long has it been in the sand? I"m not 100% its a H.malu. Looks more like a H.crispa. Tentacles don't look stubby enough for me and more tentacles than what is normal for a H.malu.

    Where did you get it from?

    Could have gotten a M. doreensis and A. perideraion (pink skunks which only grow out to 4"), A. ocellaris will occasionally accept it as host (mine did).
     
  7. Gablami

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    It's been in the tank about a week. Was a freebie from aquasd auction. When I asked what it was, I was told Sebae but wouldn't be surprised if it were something else. Like you said, it doesn't look like other photos on the net. So I need help IDing it. Does this photo help?
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  8. Vhuang168

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    That looks more like a H.crispa. H.malu has a thinner more delicate column. Sebae is commonly used interchangeably between the 2.

    If it is a H.crispa, that opens the door for other clownfish.

    Here is a list that it naturally hosts.

    • Clark's Clown fish Amphiprion clarkii
    • Pink Skunk Clownfish A. perideraion
    • Saddleback Clownfish A. polymnus
    • Three-Band Clownfish A. tricinctus
    • Orange-fin Clownfish A. chrysopterus
    • Barrier Reef Clownfish A. akindynos
    • Two-Band Clownfish A. bicinctus
    • Red Saddleback Clownfish A. ephippium
    • Wide-Band Clownfish A. latezonatus
    • White-Bonnet Clownfish A. leucokranos
    • Red and Black Clownfish A. melanopus
    • Oman Clownfish A. omanensis
    • Orange Skunk Clownfish A. sandaracinos
    Some are pretty nice and some are much rarer.
     
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  9. Gablami

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    Man, glad I posted about the nem. Thanks Vincent! Now...to find a small pair of these other clowns...

    The H crispa photos seem to have longer tentacles. Do they elongate as the nem matures? But yes, definitely an H crispa.


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  10. Vhuang168

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    AC has A.polymnus and maybe bicintus or tricintus. But both bicintus and tricintus are in the clarkii family so they will get big and mean.

    The A.polymnus at AC are these

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    Not these

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    A.sandaracinos are pretty if you can find them.

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    Holy grail in that family are the A.leucokranos

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  11. Coral reefer

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    I would want the ruby headed wrasse, love those guys!
     
  12. Gablami

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    Pickup planned with living water, but if it falls through you're next :).

    Yeah, cool fish. Look kinda like koi. I also got a solar fairy which is similar.


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  13. Coral reefer

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    Ok cool thanks!
     
  14. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    Mike, I pm'd you. Maybe we can work something out after I pick up the livestock from Gabe on Sat am?
     
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    Oh man that fish is super nice

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    I had a trio of saddledbacks. They were my favorite till Tank crash
     
  17. Vhuang168

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    So just to throw a wrench in the works, some on RC think it maybe a M.doreensis (LTA) instead.

    Can you take a picture of it under whites?


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  18. Gablami

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    Have purple tips that don't come out well on the photos.


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  19. Calde0920

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    Was it picked up

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  20. Vhuang168

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    So it looks like it's a M.doreensis or Long Tentacle Anemone.


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