McCoskers Flasher Wrasse

Species information for the McCoskers Flasher Wrasse, in the Wrasses category.

  1. FAMILY - Labridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Paracheilinus mccoskeri

    COMMON NAME - McCoskers Flasher Wrasse

    SIZE - 3 in (8 cm)

    RANGE - Africa, Maldives

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 50 gallons (190 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Easy

    TEMPERAMENT - Peaceful

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Should be fed a variety of high quality marine meaty foods.



    CAPTIVE CARE - This fish does best when it is kept with other peaceful tankmates. It is can be kept singly, but when kept in a harem the male will perform a colorful and interesting courtship rituals. The females are more subdued in color and don’t have the large anal and dorsal fins. The females should be introduced first, and then add only one male per aquarium. They can be kept with other species of wrasses. Wrasses are known jumpers so the aquarium top should be covered.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 15, 2014
    jhnrb, Aug 7, 2009