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    A fish a day

    I thought that inspiration for color schemes and new flukes is one of the biggest tasks for tail-makers, professional or DIYer. While some people can come up with amazing designs from thought alone, I've always found nature to be far more creative than myself. I'm gonna post a fish a day that is cool or bizarre in coloring, pattern, or shape. Perhaps some of you might be inspired for future projects.

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    here is the first it is a diagonal butterfly fish, a native of the red sea, EgyptName:  diagonal butterflyfish.jpg
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    I like that they're darker on the top than they are on the bottom. And they look a bit like they're wearing a bandana. :>
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    It must be either the same or a subspecies of (what I know 'em as) "racoon butterflyfish" One of my favs from when I lived in Hawaii... that's what my Avatar is!

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    Today's selection is another dweller of the red sea. the Scissortail sergeant.Name:  6288677451_9f9e2a1cfd_z.jpg
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    Oh wow. I love the scissortail. It has really cool fins.

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    I am still holding stead fast in that this thread will become a daily stop point for all merfolk. on that note I give you fish no. 3: the Honeycomb Cowfish and the Scrawled Cowfish. a little bit on the odd side, these natives of most of the western Atlantic and Caribbean use their patterns to blend in, on a tail these striking patterns could definitely make you stand out! Also notice the horns, you who wanted horns but thought nay now you can say YAY! Name:  honeycomb4.jpg
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    Hey Orion, I love the "fish a day" idea...definitely a nice place to get pattern/color ideas. I love that blue honeycomb cowfish..the whole thing is gorgeous

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    Thanks! I'll be sure to keep them coming

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    Aww this is cute! I like this!!

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    I know its later than usual but a fish a day is a promise here is no. 4. I think you will like this one. its the Harlequin Tuskfish this native of the western pacific gets the second half of its name from the teeth it uses to feed on mollusks and crustaceans.[ATTACH]3309[/ATTACHName:  harlequinTuskfish2.jpg
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    Where do you keep finding these, babe? I need to figure out your search methods or something...
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    If you guys liked the last one you will love this one. Its the fairy wrasse. This is another native of the western pacific, but you can find it anywhere from Australia to Hawaii. If you like these colors or this fish, Google it, because there are countless variations. Flame colored, koi patterned the list goes on and on.Name:  p_90109-orange-back-wrasse.jpg
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    Sure thing!

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    I love this thread~ It's really nice to see and learn about fish you may not have ever seen before!
    Not to mention you sometimes overlook their colors, it's nice to get an appreciation for some of
    the more simple fish and admire their patterns~
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    I love that last one. I feel inspiration brewing
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    first by request from Water wolf the leafy sea dragon Name:  Seadragon4-JJ.jpg
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    Today's fish of the day is all about fluke/ fin insporation. The scissortail dartfish. which is sometimes referred to as the scissortail goby. Name:  goby48.jpg
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    i drew a tail design loosely based off of a purple fire dartfish. its sooo pretty.
    but im more of a purple and blue person than a purple/red. so i switched the red with a pretty blue xD

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