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    Blue Mandarin - Synchiropus splendidus Large

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    Blue Mandarin - Synchiropus splendidus Large


    Our blue mandarin is a beautiful fish. The one in stock is about 2 to 3 inches long. These guys have shoulders.

    The Blue Mandarin, also commonly referred to as Green Mandarin, is a member of the family Callionymidae, the Dragonets, and grows to a maximum length of 3 to 4 inches. They originate in the Western Pacific from the Ryukyu Islands to Australia. In the wild they are found on silty bottoms with coral and rubble. In the aquarium, it’s best to provide them with plenty of rockwork in which to hunt and hide.

    Some blue mandarins may eat Nutramar Ova, finely chopped Hikari Frozen Blood Worms, fish roe, frozen or live baby brine shrimp, frozen daphnia, and New Life SPECTRUM Small Fish Formula pellets. Some have also shown interest in Cyclopeeze.

    Synchiropus splendidus is a peaceful fish that will fare best in the established reef tank provided there are no aggressive tankmates that may compete for food.


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