The Blue Flasher Wrasse, Paracheilinus cyaneus
, is a beautifully and intensely colored wrasse. Contrary to what the name might suggest, the Blue Flasher Wrasse has a primarily pink/orange body with blue accents all across its body and fins. It has a distinct lyretail and spiny, pronounced dorsal fins. The males and females have different coloration patterns. Females are usually a more subtle beauty while the males exhibit more diverse and electric colorations. This fish certainly adds a splash of color to any aquarium. Unlike some other wrasses, the Blue Flasher is a great addition to a reef community and will not both any small fishes or invertebrates. In fact, the Blue Flasher Wrasse is so active and bold, that it sometimes even encourages generally shy fish to be more active. The Blue Flasher Wrasse thrives in tanks with plentiful open water and plentiful rockwork for it to hide in. They can be kept with members of their own species. Tanks should have a tightly closing lid as the Blue Flasher Wrasse might try to escape. They will eat most prepared aquarium foods, but are primarily zooplankton feeders. Overall, the Blue Flasher Wrasse is a great fish for most aquariums and provides excitement and activity in the reef environment.