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  1. Thanks Craig! Bang on on the wrasse! Read the description of the black wrasse and looked at other pictures - thats definitely him! I dont know corals either...need more books and more time underwater! Happy New Year to you and thanks again!
  2. I thought the diving in Viet Nam was fantastic. Dove around Con Dao first and the corals there are amazing! Forests of staghorn as far as the eye can see, colourful corals of various types (soft and hard). the vis wasnt great the days I dove but that happens. Not alot of larger fish as over fishing is an issue there but lots of interesting small ones and lots of nudibranch and slugs. Also dove further up the coast in Nha Trang and there they have an established sanctuary zone. Tons of activity from dive companies and snorkeling tours but the dive company I went out (Nha Trang Sea Star) with had lots of dive guides and put people with similar capabilities together to tailor experiences. The reefs in Nha Trang are very healthy and there were lots more fish to see and we found several nudibranch there too.
  3. The second one is a little guy, about 2cm across. He moved in quick jerks across large spaces relative to his size. Not like the dancing squiggly movements of the juvenile harlequin sweetlips but like fast darting movements with no specific direction. ( half my photos were of nothing ) The third one...what is under the banded shrimp??
  4. Thanks Craig! The first one definitely is similar...the stripes and colours work; even the blue edge to the tail. Looks like a match. I'm going to post one more oddball soon. Maybe you can help with that one too.
  5. Hi Craig, It's wonderful when the names make sense...the shrimp is Dasycaris ceratops, otherwise known as 'Sea Pen Shrimp'. See the description of the carapace in the attached excerpt from Coral Reef Phillipines - Reef ID Books by A.S. Ryanskiy. Your photo clearly shows this. Once again- great shot! (A.S Ryanskiy's book also identified a nudibranch doto as the 'Grape doto' or Doto ussi and it looks remarkably similar to yours.)
  6. Anyone seen this fish before? Water clarity wasnt the best but the colours seem true. Very distinctive markings but I cant find it! Thank-you!
  7. Could it be a fox coral? I cant find anything else that looks like it...
  8. Hey Chowe, The goby looks alot like the spotted pygmy goby https://depositphotos.com/24867719/stock-photo-spotted-pygmy-goby-eviota-guttata.html
  9. The first looks like the Ovate Chromis (Chromis ovatiformes). I'm pretty sure the second one is a juvenile spotted unicornfish (also called the brown unicornfish). The juveniles don't have much of a horn yet and the tail stripes are very distinctive. Check this picture and info out... https://www.aquainfo.org/article/naso-brevirostris-spotted-unicornfish/ and then just google "juvenile spotted unicornfish" and check out the images... The third picture: they may all be dartfish; the two smaller ones for sure. I am not 100% sure of the species but the smaller two look like Phillipine dartfish. Check this link: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/27610 I looked at the fourth picture too...looks like a juvenile parrotfish to me but I cant find anything like it anywhere. and I spent some time on it...sorry...
  10. Looked like a nudi to me too. Sometimes they turn out to be...sometimes not, but its fun snapping little teeny things and trying to figure it out!
  11. The second one took me a while but I think...it may be an Anemone Aliciidae. It looks like Alicia pretiosa. Have a look at these pictures by Poppe Images: https://www.poppe-images.com/?t=17&photoid=927264&catid=2 I'm not an expert; just love discovery! The first image you posted though...a very vague guess that it might be an isopod? really no other idea on that one. Fun!Fun!
  12. The third one (orange) is a flatworm. Specifically: Katoi's flatworm (Phrikoceros katoi), Family: Pseudocerotidae. Nice capture on that one! Looks just like the picture in the book (Ryanskiy, A.S., 2018, Coral Reefs Phillipines, Reef ID Books).
  13. Hey Tony, How about a Green Gumdrop Ascidian? Your picture is fantastic compared to those I found online if it is.
  14. This picture was taken in Cayman Brac, late November 2019. Saw a pretty colour; snapped a picture of it. Now I can't identify it...anyone?
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