Red Mandarin

Latin name: (Synchiropus cf. splendidus)

Care Level

Difficult

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Difficult

Avg. Max Size

3"

Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons

Family

This species should only be kept in a mature reef aquarium with a minimum tank size of 30 gallons to ensure its well-being. It requires plenty of live rock, live sand, and hiding places to provide a comfortable and secure environment. Additionally, special care should be taken when introducing this species to an aquarium, as it is moderately hardy. It is generally not overly aggressive towards other fish, but should not be kept with conspecifics. As long as it is given the proper care, this species can make a great addition to any reef aquarium. Furthermore, it can add a unique, vibrant color to a tank.

This hardy little fish is well-suited to life in a saltwater aquarium, as it feeds on a variety of nutritious live foods. Its diet consists of vitamin-enriched live brine shrimp, live black worms, and natural prey from tiny crustaceans found in live rock and live sand. Additionally, it is also known to accept frozen and freeze-dried foods. With a balanced diet, this fish is sure to thrive in any saltwater aquarium. Furthermore, its small size and peaceful nature make it an ideal addition to any community tank.

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