Most commonly known as Mandarinfish, but often referred to as blennies, these fish are actually members of the Dragonet family, and therefore are Dragonets.
This beautifully colored little fish spends all of its time flitting around the bottom, looking for food morsels. The Spotted Mandarinfish (Synchiropus picturatus) may be difficult to feed, and all too often this fish starves in newly set up aquariums due to the lack of a well established live sand food source present, primarily copepods and amphipods. It will accept live brine shrimp and live black worms and, with patience, coaxing and target feeding, vitamin-enriched frozen brine and mysis shrimp.
Thinking about adding a Dragonet to your tank? See the Saltwater Aquarium Fish Compatibility Chart first.