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  • Stephanie George

    Mandarin Fish! I wish I had a big enough saltwater tank for one of these. They're gorgeous!

  • Jam

    Synchiropus splendidus Luc Viatour. Mandarinfish in aquarium-Muséum Liège (Belgium). By luc.viatour (flickr)

  • Lori Franklin

    The Mandarinfish or Mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus), is a small, brightly-colored member of the dragonet family, which is popular in the saltwater aquarium trade. The mandarin fish is native to the Pacific, ranging approximately from the Ryukyu Islands south to Australia.

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