McCosker’s Flasher Wrasse
The McCosker’s Wrasse is an attractive reef-safe wrasse sure to be the star of your aquarium. This hardy wrasse species adapts well to established home aquariums, making it a beautiful and active addition. The vibrantly colored male McCosker’s Flasher Wrasse is predominantly red/orange with blue, horizontal stripes that complement its yellow stomach. The orange dorsal fin is accented with red, yellow, and blue and features a single elongated ray. A gorgeous, red band across the orange anal fin creates an impressive and bold color palette. The female coloration and overall appearance is more subdued. The females also do not feature the large dorsal and anal fins. Peaceful, but males will be aggressive to each other. We suggest one male only per saltwater aquarium, but as many females as you would like.
- Scientific Name: Paracheilinus mccoskeri
- Max Size: 3 inches
- Diet: Since they feed on zooplankton and rarely pick at organisms on live rock, they will not thrive in the reef tank if they are fed infrequently.
- Required Tank Size: 55+ gallons
- Shipping Size: 2 to 2 1/2 inches