General information about the McCoskers Flasher Wrasse
The McCosker’s flasher wrasse is an extremely hardy species of wrasse that is able to adapt to existing aquariums at home. The brightly colored male McCosker’s Flasher Wrasse is predominantly red/orange with blue horizontal stripes, which complement their yellow stomach. The dorsal fin of orange is accentuated by yellow, red, blue, and an elongated single Ray. A beautiful, red strip along the orange fin produces a stunning and vibrant color palette. Female colors and overall appearance is more muted. Females also don’t have the dorsal or anal fins. It is believed that the McCosker’s flasher Wrasse needs a moderate or larger tank with a tight fitting lid because it’s a jumper. Most often, it is found on the reef’s slopes or rubble areas, McCosker’s Wrasse is often found at the bottom, and it tends to make small groups, where males swim around between female groups. The colors of a mature male are intensified when he is courting and he can flash his fins or flare them to draw females. We recommend that only one male is placed for each aquarium display.