Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus)
Common Name: Mandarinfish
Scientific Name: Synchiropus splendidus
Min. Tank Size: 35 gallons
Captive Care: Difficult
Max. Size: 7 cm (2.8")
Range: Malaysia (Sabah), Indonesia (Java and Kalimantan eastward), Philippines, Papuua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Caroline Islands, Australia (Great Barrier Reef and Northwest Shelf) and New Caledonia.
Depth: 1 - 18m (3.3 - 59ft)
Remarks: Inhabits shallow protected lagoons and inshore reefs. Found on silty bottoms with coral and rubble. Usually in small groups spread over small area. Minimum depth reported from has been reared in captivity. Well-known aquarium fish.