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Mandarin fish

Scientific name: Synchiropus splendidus

Size: Up to 2,3 or 2,8 inches

Color: Red, green and blue

Distinguishing feature: Multicolored, highly red and blue, rather small and very timid.

Where did we see it: Raja Ampat

Mandarin fish of Raja Ampat

Mandarin fish

Scientific name: Synchiropus splendidus

Size: Up to 2,3 or 2,8 inches

Color: Red, green and blue

Distinguishing feature: Multicolored, highly red and blue, rather small and very timid.

Where did we see it: Raja Ampat

In detail

Mandarin fish produce a thick mucus that covers the skin and provides protection against external parasites, also repelling predators.

The two mandarin fish (with the Picturesque) are the only fish to have a blue/green color due to a cellular pigment and not because of nano-structures. This is also the most colorful fish, so it is very popular in the aquarium and therefore hunted for it.

Another particularity, this fish lives in couple. It is rather difficult to photograph, preferring to hide when he sees someone.

Our pictures of mandarin fish

The different species of Dragonetfish we have seen

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