The Psychedelic Mandarin - Synchiropus splendidus - is one of the prettiest fish in the reef. Slowly moving over the rockwork, they seek pods to eat. It is mandatory that the tank be established for 6 months first, and have at least 75 pounds of LR to support this fish's diet. A refugium provides excellent breeding grounds to provide even more food for this delicate creature. Mine have been observed eating prepared foods (frozen or dry) which assures their continued health. They should look fat. Reef-safe.
ORA has tank-raised blue mandarins as of 2011, trained to eat prepared foods.