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submariner
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PostPosted: 2011.09.20(Tue)15:20    Post subject: Can anyone identify this fish? Reply with quote

The imge I took with my phone so it is not very clear even though washed it through my image program. The fish is purple and had a dirty yellow face
It has a fin ont he dorsal and a matching fin on it's bottom, It does not have and pectoral fins
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5417/09200115350001.png

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UncleWillie
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PostPosted: 2011.09.20(Tue)18:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best guess is a red-toothed triggerfish. Photo quality is awful, but you can see the overall shape of the fish. If it is a triggerfish... triggerfish do have pectoral fins, that's how they do all their maneuvering.
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PostPosted: 2011.09.21(Wed)9:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I looked up a picture of this red-toothed triggerfish and that is it.
The lighting in the tank was low so I could not see the pectoral fins and thought it odd not having any. The fish never stood still so it was next to impossible to get a photo. thanks again

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PostPosted: 2011.09.23(Fri)21:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct; that is Odonus niger, also called the Niger Trigger.
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