Care Level: Difficult
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max. Size: 4 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 to 3 inches
The Spotted Mandarin is also known as the Spotted Mandarinfish, Psychedelic
Mandarinfish, Psychedelic Fish, or Picture Dragonet.
Mandarin makes a unique addition to your aquarium, this fish has a light green scaleless
body that is covered with circles of red, blue, green and orange. Males may be
distinguished from females by their more-elongated first dorsal spine.
successful with the Spotted Mandarin requires a very well-established 30 gallon
or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock and a sandy substrate. The aquarium
should also have a good population of amphipods and copepods. The Spotted
Mandarin is relatively hardy in a system that provides the necessary food, as
they are sometimes very picky eaters and will only eat live amphipods and
variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image