Coral Fish Tank
Flasher wrasse (Paracheilinus) are considered the most spectacularly colored of all coral reef fishes. Flasher wrasse derive their common name from the unique courtship behavior of the males – which rise up in the water column and suddenly “flash” electric neon colors while simultaneously erecting their fins to draw the attention of potential mates. Photographing a male in full courtship display is considered a “holy grail” for accomplished underwater photographers.
The Mandarinfish or Mandarin dragonet, is a small, brightly colored member of the dragonet family, which is popular in the saltwater aquarium trade. It looks more like an intricate painting that it does a fish, its entire body is made up of wavy alternating lines of orange, blue and green. Sadly, these fishes do very poorly in captivity.