This beautifully colored little fish spends all of its time flitting around the bottom, looking for food morsels. The Striped Mandarinfish
(Synchiropus splendidus) 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.