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Fish ID?
millertime24 - 2/26/2012 2:39 PM
Replies: 5

Hope this is the right forum for this. I was out diving the Destin Jetties today and ran across a fish Ive never seen before. Can anyone here tell me what kind it is (see pics). Also, all the smaller fish were scared when this thing came around which makes sense after I saw how much he was harassing them. BTW, the first pic was no flash.;MemID=18702;MemID=18702;MemID=18702
dalehall - 2/27/2012 12:24 PM
I couldn’t tell, but I have a friend of mine that is BIG into fish ID and photography.. I sent him the link to your forum post and asked him to take a look. Maybe he can figure it out for you..
millertime24 - 2/27/2012 3:38 PM
Thanks! I sure would like to know some of the things I’m swimming with down there, and usually it isn’t too hard for me to find an answere. This little guy had the guys/gals at the dive shop stumped though.
LatitudeAdjustment - 2/27/2012 4:42 PM
You could ask
Scuba-Smurf - 2/28/2012 8:14 AM
Based on the tail fins, I’d say its some type of Wrasse. Don’t know which region you’re diving in, but if you let me know I’ll be happy to have a look in my books :o)
Scuba-Smurf - 2/28/2012 8:19 AM
Here we go... Possibly part of the Banded Wrasse family. there are thousands of variations, however this is the closest I can find... All pictures are Banded Wrasse so you can see how much they vary