You remember we’ve told you about a magnificent water fowl, the Mandarin Duck in an earlier article in the wildlife category. But here, let’s get you acquainted with a fantastic member of the dragonet family, “Mandarinfish, the beauty of Pacific.” The Mandarinfish is scientifically known as Synchiropus splendidus and sometimes it is also named as Mandarin Dragonet. Mandarinfish is endemic to the Pacific Ocean ranging approximately from the Ryukyu Islands south to Australia. Mandarinfish are basically reef dwellers, preferring sheltered lagoons and inshore reefs.
Mandarinfish normally depend upon Harpacticoida, a typical group of copepods what’re there favorite diet. Mandarinfish, the beauty of Pacific are considered as one of the most adorable fish of the oceans and they resemble like an intricate painting that it does a fish, its entire body is made up of wavy alternating lines of orange, blue and green. Mandarinfish can be domesticated in the aquariums no smaller than a 30 gallon capacity and normally they are deemed as a calm pet which can rarely become aggressive. Mandarinfish are aquatic spawners, the male and female both rise up in to the water column to release their eggs and sperms.