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Pink Fish

Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by kbyahoo, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. kbyahoo

    kbyahoo New Member

    Hi everyone.
    I was wondering if anyone could help me. I was at a LFS a couple weeks ago, when I saw this pink fish with probably 3 white stripes lining it vertically. I bet it was about 3-5 inches. But I have no idea what kind of fish it was and I really want it know. So do you have any guessing on what it might be?
    Sorry I really didn't give to much information about it. But that's all I can remember.
  2. deejeff442

    deejeff442 New Member

    most pink fish are anthias especially that size
  3. kbyahoo

    kbyahoo New Member

    I have looked at all the Anthias but none of them match.
    But thanks for the suggestion. :)
  4. deejeff442

    deejeff442 New Member

    cuban hog fish?
  5. kbyahoo

    kbyahoo New Member

    Nope :(
    But thanks for the reply.
  6. btldreef

    btldreef Moderator Staff Member

    Sounds like it's a Yellow Fin Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis)
  7. kbyahoo

    kbyahoo New Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BTLDreef
    Sounds like it's a Yellow Fin Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis)
    Thanks for the reply but still not the one.
  8. btldreef

    btldreef Moderator Staff Member

    What type of body did it have? Wrasse? Goby? Anthias? That would help out a lot.
  9. smallreef

    smallreef Guest

    wrasse
    wrasse
    cardinalfish
    clownfish
    anthias
    any of these look like a similar body style or coloring?
  10. kbyahoo

    kbyahoo New Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smallreef
    wrasse
    wrasse
    cardinalfish
    clownfish
    anthias
    any of these look like a similar body style or coloring?
    Either Clown or Anthias
  11. btldreef

    btldreef Moderator Staff Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kbyahoo
    Either Clown or Anthias
    Clowns and anthias don't really have similar body types..
    Red Saddled Anthias (Pseudanthias flavoguttatus) maybe?
    Here's the thing, the white stripes you're describing aren't common on that many fish, UNLESS they're stressed. So it very well could be a fish that usually doesn't have those white stripes, but was stressed out in the fish store. So if you see something similar but lacking the white stripes, that very likely is the fish.
  12. kbyahoo

    kbyahoo New Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BTLDreef
    Clowns and anthias don't really have similar body types..
    Red Saddled Anthias (Pseudanthias flavoguttatus) maybe?
    Here's the thing, the white stripes you're describing aren't common on that many fish, UNLESS they're stressed. So it very well could be a fish that usually doesn't have those white stripes, but was stressed out in the fish store. So if you see something similar but lacking the white stripes, that very likely is the fish.
    Well it was more than a month ago that i saw it and can't really remember it's body type. And nope it's not a Red Saddled Anthias, but thanks for the idea.
    The white stress stripes could be it but I'm not sure.
  13. btldreef

    btldreef Moderator Staff Member

    I really think it was either stress, or a juvenile of some sort.
  14. bionicarm

    bionicarm New Member

  15. kbyahoo

    kbyahoo New Member

  16. kbyahoo

    kbyahoo New Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BTLDreef
    I really think it was either stress, or a juvenile of some sort.
    I guess we will never know.
  17. smallreef

    smallreef Guest

    Have you thought about asking the LFS??? he may have his import papers or actually remember what it was....
  18. kbyahoo

    kbyahoo New Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smallreef
    Have you thought about asking the LFS??? he may have his import papers or actually remember what it was....
    Ya i have tried but, that store has closed.
  19. zinnia

    zinnia New Member


    I have no idea what it is we bought one a couple months ago they were called "pink ladies". This however isn't correct. Nothing i have searched has ever come up with this fish. They are quite camera shy and are good in pairs. But as for the name i have no clue...
  20. zinnia

    zinnia New Member

    Visited a pet store today. They are called red zebra danios

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