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Mandarin Fish

Mandarin Fish

The Mandarin fish is the most beautiful member of the genus Synchiropus. It is also one of the most breathtaking marine fish ever found in our oceans. It looks more like an intricate painting that a fish does, her entire body is composed of alternating wavy lines of orange, blue and green. While they are commonly known as the Mandarin goby fish, they’re real name is Mandarin Dragonet. It is similar to the Scooter Blenny (Synchiropus Occelatus). The mandarin fish is from the Pacific, ranging approximately from the Ryukyu Islands south to Australia. The Mandarin fish can simply not be confused with another fish. It has perhaps the most attractive color and pattern of reef fish commonly kept. The scale-less body of the fish is a blue or green color, orange wavy lines on it. The tail is bright red with blue edges. Other colors can be found in the pattern too. These fish are sometimes psychedelic fish because of the rather bizarre colors. The male Mandarin is usually larger than the female and has a large pointed dorsal fin that is rarely shown. They are found in pairs or groups, often on sandy bottoms between reef tops.

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