McCosker's Flasher Wrasse

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McCosker's Flasher Wrasse
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Fish

Comments by Eric: This beautiful flasher wrasse is commonly known as a McCosker's Flasher Wrasse; its scientific name is Paracheilinus mccoskeri. It has an excellent personality and will follow me from one side of the tank to the other. This wrasse is reef-safe and spends the majority of its time swimming around the tank in search of food. I feed it a mixture of frozen mysis and cyclopeze every other day. This fish will reach a maximum size of 8 cm and is an excellent candidate for smaller reef tanks. Make sure you cover your tank completely if you want to keep one of these fish, as they are known jumpers.

Photo by Eric Riffenburg (EricRiff)