General information regarding Spotted Mandarin
The Spotted Mandarin head, fins, and body is a bizarre mix of orange, blue, and black spots on a white base. Males can be different from females because of their longer dorsal spine. It needs an aquarium with an active substrate and many hiding places. It is moderately robust in reef aquariums when provided with special attention. It’s not particularly aggressive toward other fish, with the exception of the conspecifics. The Spotted Mandarin has been known to reproduce successfully in aquariums.