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Ambon Indonesia – Muck Diving Mandarin Fish

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Ambon Indonesia, in Maluku has been named by many as one of the most beautiful diving destinations on the planet. Part of the legendary Spice Islands, many divers have travelled from far and wide to just to immerse themselves in the warm tropical waters and witness captivating marine treasures found under the surface.

Like all keen divers, you’d appreciate the marvels of marine life. Here in Ambon Bay, you’d find 783 species of underwater creatures, and just when you thought you’ve seen it all, you’d encounter another magnificent creature that just takes your breath away. This is what most divers experience when they’ve spot the Mandarin fish, the most beautiful fish in the world.

Also known as Synchiropus Splendidus, this small and shy fish is a popular photographic subject due to its striking beauty and interesting habits.

Mandarin Fish in Brief

The Mandarin fish was named as such due to its beautiful colors that resemble the robes of a Chinese officer from the Imperial times. A mozaic of orange, green, purple and blue, this amazing creature is distinct in its color pattern, with orange wavy lines on a predominantly blue background. Sometimes called the psychedelic fish due to its bizarre display of colors, this small fish, which measures 1 to 2 inches in length, are highly reclusive, especially during the day but can be found darting in and out of sight.

Found predominantly in the Indo-Pacific region, the Mandarin fish, which lives in groups of fives, are known to be fussy and slow eaters; feeding on protozoan, small worms and crustaceans. It inhabits depths of 1 to 18 meters and the excitement of spotting it lies in its renowned evasiveness as they are reclusive during the day. They have a broad and flattened head with big outward set eyes, which are great for feeding and food hunting in the dim light.

If you’re planning to witness the beautiful Mandarin fish in its natural habitat, then come and join us and our professional dive guides at Maluku Diver in Ambon Indonesia. You’ll be sure to enjoy an exhilarating dive on your quest to see the most colorful and beautiful fish in the world.

 
Date: Apr 21, 2017   


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