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choiahoy

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Can anyone ID this kind of fish? I saw them at Padang Bai last year.

Thanks in advance.

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Shrimpfish.
Can't tell what kind from the photo, but maybe Rigid Shrimpfish.
 

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Shrimpfish.
Can't tell what kind from the photo, but maybe Rigid Shrimpfish.

Rigid Shrimpfish has thinner & reddish longitudinal band with 1st dorsal spine is rigid and straight, lacking a hinge. The above fish have wider and darker band with 1st dorsal spine extends from the rear body with hinge on the rear half. So they look more like razorfish IMHO.
 

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Don't get hung up on common names, different sources use different common names. You are arguing for one particular species, I was suggesting a different one. I really don't think the picture allows a definitive ID.
 
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