Mandarin Fish

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Description of the Mandarin Fish
The Mandarin Fish is also known as a Mandarin Dragonet, Green mandarin, Green Dragonet, Striped Dragonet, and Pychedelic Mandarinfish. They are a beautiful fish but unfortunately are not recommended for the beginner as they prefer live food and may refuse to eat anything dried, frozen or flaked. They also require specific water requirements.

Popular Name: Mandarin Fish
Species: Synchiropus splendidus

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Mandarin Fish

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Profile of the Mandarin Fish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Mandarin Fish species.

  • Size: Up to 7cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH: 8.1-8.4 Temp: 24-27 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Live food including Brine Shrimp and Worms

  • Temperament: Don't place two males together, they will be aggressive to each other

  • Behaviour: Slow moving fish that lives in caves and rocks on the seabed

  • Range: Western Pacific

 

Scientific Classification of the Mandarin Fish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Synchiropus splendidus

  • Popular Name: Mandarin Fish - Mandarin Dragonet - Green mandarin - Green dragonet - Striped Dragonet - Psychedelic Mandarinfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Callionymidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Mandarin Fish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Mandarin Fish slimy?
Mandarin Fish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Mandarin Fish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

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Why do Mandarin Fish have gills?
Gills enable the Mandarin Fish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Mandarin Fish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Mandarin Fish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Mandarin Fish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Mandarin Fish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Mandarin Fish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Mandarin Fish

Mandarin Fish

  • Interesting Information about Mandarin Fish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Mandarin Fish slimy?

  • Why do the Mandarin Fish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Mandarin Fish have fins?

  • Species: Synchiropus splendidus

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