General information on Red Mandarin
The body and head of the Red Mandarin Dragonet is a maze of orange, blue and red. Males can be distinguished from females due to their longer dorsal spines. Contrary to the green mandarin this red mandarin has bigger and more prominent stripes in red and pink pectoral fins. It is best maintained in an aquarium that contains plenty of live rock, live sand, and hiding spots. It can be moderately hardy in mature reef aquariums, provided it is given special attention. It’s not aggressive with other fish, excluding species that are similar to it.