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Eating Already!

Just transferred all the berghia into my tank, I was nervous but it was easy, they are eating already!

Debra A. from PA

Spotted Mandarin (Synchiropus picturatus)

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Spotted Mandarin (Synchiropus picturatus)

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The Spotted Mandarin, also referred to as Target Mandarin, is a member of the family Callionymidae that grows to a maximum length of 3 inches. This  fish is approx. 1.75-2 inches. Spotted Mandarins have light green bodies with unique turquoise, black and orange bull’s-eye patterns. Their face masks have beautiful turquoise and orange stripes.

Synchiropus picturatus is a peaceful fish that will fare best in the established reef tank provided there are no aggressive tankmates that may compete for food. They can be kept in mated pairs or singly.

Captive bred mandarins will accept a variety of prepared frozen and dry foods upon acclimation to their new tank. They may be offered 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. Despite the fact that these are captive bred fish, mandarins are still a challenging fish to feed. A good supply of live pods and live rock is recommended for these fish.

They originate in the Western Pacific from the Philippines, eastern Indonesia, and northwest Australia. In the wild they are found on sandy bottoms hovering over rubble below coral heads. In the aquarium, provide them with plenty of rockwork in which to hunt and hide.

 

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The More the Merrier

Dear Kevin and Lisa, The Berghia arrived safely and appear to be doing fine. This turns out to be a bit of an amusing story, however. We had a well established Berghia population in our tanks when we moved in January 2004. The Aptasia took so long t...

Merrick

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