WATCH: Mandarin Dragonets Spawning In The Wild

The Mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus) is one of my favorite fish, and I know I’m not alone. Mandarins are a fan favorite when it comes to saltwater aquariums for their vibrant psychedelic patterns and friendly personalities. So when the team…

The elusive and illusory Synchiropus circularis shows up at Bali Aquarium

Synchiropus is an immaculate genus famed for the unorthodox juxtaposition between cute and freaky. Their martian like faces with huge bulging eyes and pursed lips coupled with their undulating fin movements make for a highly¬†peculiar animal. In the aquarium context,…

It looks as though Synchiropus circularis and S. splendidus are intentionally hybridising in the wild

The mandarins and scooters in the genus Synchiropus are among some of the most endearing and staple favourites in the aquarium hobby. Mandarins are especially colourful, and their crawling like behaviour coupled with their unorthodox appearance makes for some of…