In this Coral Realm Feature Article we will
examine this amazing genus of reef fishes. Our coverage includes information on and photos of most of
the 13 known species of flashers. There is also a narrated slide show that includes 35 of the best
photos ever taken of members of the genus Paracheilinus. There is also a side bar article on
where to go and see these fishes, a section on flashy flasher facts, and information on how to
photograph these active little fishes! You will not want to miss this amazing presentation on this, one of
the most spectacular genus of coral reef fishes!
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Meet the Flashers
Flasher Wrasse Slide Show
Best Place to see a Flasher!
Flashy Flasher Facts
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"The Paracheilinus, or flasher wrasses are my favorites! They are also the most difficult
fish to photograph that I know of. I have said this to other photographers and challenged them
to photograph these fish. They come back with pictures of Paracheilinus in all their
glory, with their fins down and absolutely no color! But to get it when it's at its best, you
have to shoot a male as it displays to the female - its raises its fins, turns on
electric colors and then it does and incredible dance. It is difficult to keep up with,
let alone focus on the males as they soar past the female!"