Blue Mandarin

Fish Type: Dragonets

Scientific Name: Synchiropus splendidus

Species: Callionymidae

Color: blue, orange, green
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 3"
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gal
Relative Care: Moderate
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria

Blue Mandarins should be kept in a well-established 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live rock, live sand, and plenty of hiding places. They are moderately hardy in reef aquariums if given exceptional care. They are not overly aggressive towards other fish, except for conspecifics. The male Blue Mandarin is easily distinguished from the female by its pronounced, elongated first dorsal spine.

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