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Old 12/06/2007, 03:56 PM
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Question Carpenter's Flasher vs McCosker's Flasher Wrasse

I want to get a wrasse for my 60 gallon reef and I was thinking about getting the Carpenter's Flasher until I saw the McCosker's Flasher Wrasse.



Which one would you get and why?
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Old 12/06/2007, 04:17 PM
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I've been thinking about getting a mccosker's flasher every since i saw them in live aquarias drivers den. The super males look so stunning! Thats what i would do.
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Old 12/06/2007, 04:31 PM
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If you get a flasher wrasse, especially McCoskers, you need to light acclimate them as well as the normal process for a new fish. Both are great fish especially if you pair them.
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Old 12/07/2007, 12:39 AM
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McCosker,because it looks better and both are about the same hardiness.
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Old 12/07/2007, 08:43 AM
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What is this opinion based on? /\
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Old 12/07/2007, 09:27 AM
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i like the carpenters because it has more than one filament but i like the flashers with lots of filaments..but i have kept both and they are both really nice fish to keep
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Old 12/07/2007, 02:23 PM
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agreed, a nice carpenters is usually a nicer fish then the mccoskers because it has more filaments. I have seen some really nice mccoskers also, but if you put a perfect specimen of both side by side you would probably think the carpenters was nicer. the one in my avatar is a carpenters, sorry for the crappy pic but it was the only one i got before he went carpet surfing
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Old 12/07/2007, 05:06 PM
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What about a yellowfin flasher? I think they are just as nice as mccosker's and they can have 1, 2, or 3 filaments.
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Old 01/11/2008, 06:41 PM
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What is the chances of them leaving together in a bigger tank?
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Old 01/11/2008, 06:56 PM
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i had a mccoskers and carpenters in a 180 with no problems...i used a specimen cup to acclimate the fish...the carpenters went in after the mccosker..the mcocsker cam up to the cup the first day and after that they would rarely flash at each other..i would not try that in my 90 though
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:15 PM
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I can't seem to find the Flasher Wrasse picture thread. Can someone please post a link this thread.
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:27 PM
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is this the thread you were looking for?

http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...hreadid=828181
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:28 PM
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Thats the one. Thanks a lot.
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:11 PM
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IME, the flashers aren't as nasty to one another as you might think.

I have three yellowfins in my 75G, and the most aggression I ever see is some flashing and a bit of chasing.

(Maybe this isn't the norm?)

Based on this experience, I would try them both. I'd wait for some other folks to chime in though.
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