Fish Species

Mandarin Fish

Mandarin Fish - Description

The Mandarin Fish is also known as a Mandarin Dragonet, Green mandarin, Green Dragonet, Striped Dragonet, and Pychedelic Mandarinfish.

They are a beautiful fish but unfortunately are not recommended for the beginner as they prefer live food and may refuse to eat anything dried, frozen or flaked. They also require specific water requirements.

Popular Name: Mandarin Fish
Species: Synchiropus splendidus

Profile of the Mandarin Fish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Mandarin Fish species.

  • Size: Up to 7cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH: 8.1-8.4 Temp: 24-27 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Live food including Brine Shrimp and Worms

  • Temperament: Don't place two males together, they will be aggressive to each other

  • Behaviour: Slow moving fish that lives in caves and rocks on the seabed

  • Range: Western Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Mandarin Fish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Synchiropus splendidus

  • Popular Name: Mandarin Fish - Mandarin Dragonet - Green mandarin - Green dragonet - Striped Dragonet - Psychedelic Mandarinfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Callionymidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Mandarin Fish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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