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      Registered: July 2003
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      Paracheilinus mccoskeri
      Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine
      Gazetteer Indo-West Pacific: western Indian Ocean to Fiji. Questionable record from Indonesia.
      Morphology: Only the first dorsal soft ray prolonged in adults; penultimate dorsal soft ray of males 1.6-2.0 in HL; a single short dark stripe beneath pectoral fin.
      Biology: Inhabits outer reef slopes, over rubble, algae, or coral. Swim close to the bottom and females swim in small groups. Males swim around them and often hurry from one area to another where there are groups of females. Some juveniles are secretive and often single or small groups amongst the rubble
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 75 - 83°F (24 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of zooplankton. Requires a meaty diet consisting of finely chopped enriched fish or shrimp flesh, mysis, and enriched brine shrimp with two to three feedings per day. Best kept in small groups. Should not be kept with more aggressive fishes, e.g., dottybacks and some damsels. They usually make good reef aquarium inhabitants if supplied with ample crevices and caves. Males usually live with several females and juveniles.

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  1.   Sat May 20, 2006 4:36pm
    1. Hiroyuki Tanaka
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      Registered: April 2006
      Location: Miyazaki, Japan
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      This species is NOT P. mccoskeri but P. flavianalis.
      They are so similar but the latter has an entirely yellow anal fin; in P. mccoskeri it is red and yellow.
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