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Scopas Tang - Zembrasoma scopas
Japanese Swallowtail - Genicanthus melanospilos
Bellus Angelfish - Genicanthus bellus
Copperbanded Butterfly - Chelmon rostratus
Blue Mandarin - Synchiropus splendidus
Striped Sailfin Tang - Zambrasoma veliferum
Clownfish - Amphiprion percula
Red Sea Purple Tang - Zembrasoma xanthurum
Allen's Damsel - Pomacentrus alleni
Ruby Head Fairy Wrasse - Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura

Yellow Corris Wrasse- Halichoeres chrysus
Picture taken October 2005, Nikon D70 Digital SLR, Nikkor 18-70mm DX lens

Yellow Corris Wrasse, also known as a Canary Wrasse or plains old Yellow Wrasse. I'm not 100% positive of the species identification as there are several wrasse that look like this as a juvenile.

This wrasse has been very difficult to photograph as I have only seen it 3 times during the first two weeks I had it. It was not hiding in the rocks, it was hiding under the sand. Many wrasse sleep at night under the sand in a mucous cocoon they secret each night. This wrasse was doing it night and day. Within seconds of this picture being taken the wrasse dove to the bottom of the tank and swam directly into the sand leaving a little puff of sand dust into the water column.

UPDATE: This fish was found dried up on the reef room floor in October 2005.