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This fish is known as Mandarinfish and the correct latin name is Synchiropus splendidus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Dragonet family. (e) It's origin is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful Dragonet.

Mandarinfish can grow up to 6 cm what is approximately 2 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 720cm2 of water surface which is approximately 111 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Mandarinfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

A carnivore; Feed them copepods. It is very difficult to teach them eating other foods.

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