Also known as Dragonette, Green Mandarin Dragonette, Green Mandarinfish, Greenspot Manderin, Greenspot Mandarin Dragonet, Mandarinfish, Picture Dragonet, Picture Mandarinfish, Picturesque Mandarinfish, Psychedelic Fish, Spotted Mandarin, Spotted Mandarinfish, Spotted-green Mandarinfish, Target Spotted Dragonet, Yellow Mandarin Dragonet.
Found in small loose schools, over shallow sandy bottoms, secretive, amongst rubble, below living corals of sheltered reefs.
They feed on small benthic invertebrates.
Length - 7cm
Depth - 0-20m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
Males have a taller more elaborate first Dorsal Fin which erects intermittently when moving around and for mating.
Every evening at sunset these beautiful fish rise up from the bottom to perform their dancing ritual before mating. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/12740