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    Default Mandarin Fish- what a cutie!

    This little cutie is a Mandarin fish, heís about the size of your little finger and lives on specific shallow inshore reefs in the Pacific. They are named after the robes of an Imperial Chinese Officer- or Mandarin. You may note he is one of the few marine fish with no scales, he is apparently protected by a mucous coated slimy skin.

    They are very shy but at sundown dart out into the open to meet and mate within the dizzing space of a few minutes(!) They join together, rise up together for about a metre (see pic 4) before releasing sperm and a cloud of eggs & thatís it. Au revoir.


    I was able to use the in-camera flash on the Powershot S100 to photograph them, it didnít seem to disturb them but strobe lights would have been too much.

    Photographed in Yap, Micronesia.

    [IMG]Mandarin Fish 1 by Barbara Bett, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Mandarin Fish 2 by Barbara Bett, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Mandarin Fish 3 by Barbara Bett, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Mandarin Fish 4 by Barbara Bett, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    What a cute fish and gorgeous colours. You've even managed a catchlight in the second one!
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    They are amazing. ...well taken

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    They are something special.
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    Beautiful colors, that you have captured well Bo

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    Lovely images and an excellent series. Thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: Mandarin Fish- what a cutie!

    Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments, chaps.

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    Very nice images, and lovely fish. Pics 3&4 look hands on.
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    Default Re: Mandarin Fish- what a cutie!

    very attractive fish

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