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Mandarinfish Mating Dance_02

Mandarinfish Mating Dance_02

A kaleidoscope of blues, greens and oranges, the beautiful, vibrant Mandarinfish, aka Mandarin Dragonets, are known for their distinctive mating ritual, but you'll need perfect timing to witness this fascinating, short-lived mating dance. During the sunset hours, females gather to watch males perform their courtship, and if the female likes a male she will join him by resting on his pelvic fin, then the pair will quickly rise above the reef to spawn.


  • Scientific Name:  Synchiropus splendidus
  • Resolution:  4K 3840 x 2160

    Frame Rate:  23.98 fps

    Bitrate:  ≈150 Mbps

    File Type:  MP4

    Codec:  H.264