Mandarin Dragonet

Scientific Name: Synchiropus splendidus
Found at: Lembeh, 2005, Anilao, 2016

I love these fish.  They are beautiful with dramatic coloration and they have interesting behaviors.  Generally, you see them at night when they come out of the reef to feed and more importantly breed.  They are a major challenge to shoot as they don't stay still for very long and they tend to stay down in the reef.