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    Introduction- Halichoeres bivittatus, commonly known as Slippery Dick, is a type of fish called wrasse. There are many different types of wrasses across the globe but this species in particular is commonly found in tropical waters. This species, like most species of fish, change its sex as it grows. Unlike other Halichoeres, this species does not have direct correlation with its sex as it grows. Meaning you cant just look at this fish and based on its color pattern and/or size, and be able to tell the sex of the fish. Another interesting fact about this fish is that they nest and are extremely territorial to other wrasses about their nest. My objective of my research is to be able to determine the different color patterns of H.bivittatus, note…

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    said that, not every wrasse offered in the marine aquarium trade is a suitable aquarium fish. Reef Compatible and Not Reef Compatible As far as the aquarist is concerned, wrasses are generally broken down by the somewhat arbitrary distinction of reef-compatible versus not reef-compatible. In the former category, we have wrasses such as the ones from the genera Cirrhilabrus, Halichoeres, Halichoeres, Macropharyngodon, Novaculichthys, Paracheilinus, Pseudocheilinus, and Wetmorella, while in the…

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