Wild Collected, Aquarium Conditioned|
The Blue Mandarin also called the Green Mandarin, Green Mandarin Dragonet, or Psychedelic Mandarin fish can simply not be confused with any other fish. It has arguably the most attractive coloration and pattern of any commonly kept reef fish. The scale-less body of the fish is a blue or green color which has orange wavy lines across it. The tail is bright red with blue edging. Other colors can be found in the pattern as well. Mandarins help to prevent brown flatworm infestations, which can be trouble for some reef aquariums. The Mandarinfish will hover and scoot around your reef aquarium without bothering any corals,clams,or nvertebrates. It is best kept with other docile fishes in a community reef aquarium.
The minimum tank requirement is generally stated as 30 gallon or larger with live sand and live rock. This is based on feeding requirements and not space requirements as the Mandarin is a very slow, docile fish. It requires an established reef aquarium with plenty of live copepods available to feed on. You can supplement its diet with live copepods from AlgaGen called Tisbe Copepods. Adding a refugium to your system will once established, provide an excellent source of live food.
Food and diet:
Feed Frozen Cyclops, along with a 360-520 micron dry food mix and live foods copepods to feed on. You can supplement its diet with live copepods from AlgaGen called Tisbe Copepods. Adding a refugium to your system will once established, provide an excellent source of live food.
Level of Care:
Approximate Purchase Size:
Medium: 2" to 2-1/2"; Large: 2-1/2" to 3"; XLarge: 3+"
Male/Female Mated Pr. $79.99