Mandarin Goby – beautiful colored member of the dragonet family

 

 

  • Scientific Name: Synchiropus Splendidus
  • Origin: Indo-Pacific Ocean
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Temperature: 72 – 82 Fahrenheit
  • Maximum Size: 4 Inches
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Reef Safe: Yes
  • Tank Size: 75 Gallons Minimum

     

     

     

The Mandarin Goby it is one of the most breath-taking marine fish ever found in our oceans. Mandarin dragonets are distinctive due to their unusual shape and intense coloration.  It looks more like an intricate painting that it does a fish, with its entire body made up of wavy alternating lines of orange, blue and green. 
 

It is also  one of the most popular fish in the aquarium hobby, but it can be difficult to keep and breed due to the fact they require live food such as copepods.

Credit: https://pethelpful.com 

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