Mandarin Fish – Blue

Synchiropus splendidus

The Mandarin Fish is a native of the Pacific. It gets its name because of its beautiful patterned body that is similar to the robes of an Imperial Chinese Mandarin. It usually has red eyes and the body colors range from blue to orange, yellow, green and the markings are distinct.

Its diet consists of small snails and slugs, shrimp, fish eggs and more.