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Green Mandarin

Greek Name: Synchiropus splendidus

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The body and head of Green Mandarin, also known as the Striped Mandarinfish or Green Mandarinfish is a maze-like mixture of orange, blue and green. Males can be distinguished from females due to their longer dorsal spine at the beginning of their body. It is extremely popular among aquarists due to its unique appearance.

It is best placed in a, 30 gallon or larger reef tank with live rock, live sand and lots of hiding spots. It’s moderately robust in reef aquariums when given the proper care. It’s not antagonistic to other fish with the exception of the conspecifics.

The Green Mandarin has been known to reproduce with success in aquariums.

It is fed by a variety of vitamins-rich live brine shrimp as well as live black worms and prey that naturally feeds on live rocks as well as live sand.

Are you looking for the most nutritious food source to feed your Dragonettes? We suggest the AlgaGen Tisbe biminiensis.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1″ to 1-1/2″; Medium: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/2″; Large: 2-1/4″ to 3″

Category:

Care Level

Difficult

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Blue, Green, Orange

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

3"

Origin

Philippines

Family

Callionymidae

Minimum Tank

30 gallons

Description

General information on Green Mandarin

The body and head of the Mandarin feature a maze-like mixture of orange, blue, and green. Males are distinct from females due to their longer dorsal spine. It is extremely sought-after by aquarists due to its unique beauty. It is best placed in an aquarium that has live rocks, live sand with plenty of hiding spots. It’s moderately robust in reef aquariums if it is provided with special attention. It’s not antagonistic to other tank mates other than species that are conspecifics.

 

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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