Target Mandarinfish

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Target Mandarinfish
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Fish

I bought this Target or Spotted Mandarin - Synchiropus picturatus - to help consume and remove flatworms from my 55 gallon reef. Unfortunately, this fish doesn't seem to find them the least bit appetizing. However, it has found plenty of other food to eat, including prepared foods. Although it is a slow moving fish, it is extremely elusive when I try to photograph it. Reef-safe.