General information on Spotted Mandarin
The Spotted Mandarin (synchiropus picturatus) head, fins as well as body, are a psychedelic blend of orange, blue, and black spots on a white base. Males can be distinguished from females because of their longer dorsal spine. It needs an aquarium with an active substrate and many hiding places. It can be moderately tough in reef aquariums when provided with special attention. It’s not particularly aggressive against other fish, except for the conspecifics. Spotted Mandarin has been known to successfully spawn in aquariums.