Mc Cosker's Flasher Wrasse


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  • $80.00

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Basics

Scientific Name: Paracheilinus mccoskeri 

Family: Labridae

Origin: Indo Pacific, Maldives, Africa, Red Sea


Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Intermediate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lifespan: 2-4 years in captivity, rarely longer
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Maximum Size: 3"
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

 

Overview

Wrasses live fine with reef systems and a community of other fish that they can clean is necessary for their survival. This is why they do not generally live long lives in captivity, as parasites and other meal items may be scarce. Housing them with many large fish in an equally large tank will better their chances of having a proper diet. Some may eventually accept frozen shrimp and other meaty prepared foods including pellets and flakes, but others will not.* As such, this fish should only be considered by advanced aquarists.