September 15th, 2014
Labridae is one of the largest families of marine fishes with more than 500 species spread out in over 90 genera. More commonly known as wrasses, they are evergreen and staple in the aquarium hobby, with numerous species in different genera offered to amateur and expert hobbyists alike. In this talk, we explore some aquarium favorites chiefly from the genus Bodianus, Cirrhilabrus, Paracheilinus, Pseudojuloides, and briefly on some of the lesser-known genus like Terelabrus, Pseudocheilinus and Decodon. While many staples from these groups are offered regularly, a fair number remain largely unobtainable due to a number of variables. We will explore some of these rarities with pictorial examples in this brief talk.