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Male waiting for his dates - Synchiropus splendidus Mandarin Reef Diver's Lodge - This is the male that I saw courting and mating with a harem of females. This mushroom coral served him as his dancing platform to attract the females, just like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever!  Geotagged,Indonesia,Mandarinfish,Spring,Synchiropus splendidus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Male waiting for his dates - Synchiropus splendidus

Mandarin Reef Diver's Lodge - This is the male that I saw courting and mating with a harem of females. This mushroom coral served him as his dancing platform to attract the females, just like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever!

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  1. Lol, "You should be dancing, yeah..." Posted 10 months ago
    1. He almost was! haha :-D Posted 10 months ago

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The mandarinfish or mandarin dragonet , is a small, brightly colored member of the dragonet family, which is popular in the saltwater aquarium trade. The mandarinfish is native to the Pacific, ranging approximately from the Ryukyu Islands south to Australia.

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded Oct 26, 2018. Captured May 23, 2018 11:47 in Unnamed Road, Pasirpanjang, Lembeh Sel., Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/5.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200
  • 11.01mm