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!
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.