Biota Green Mandarin- Captive Bred

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings

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**The 2/13 batch has sold out** More Biota Captive Bred Mandarins will be in stock at 6pm (mst) on Tuesday 2/20/2018 to ship Wednesday 2/21/2018 for delivery Thursday 2/22/2018, please check back then or sign up below to be reminded via email when this fish is back in stock. Please note that this list does not reserve a fish for you and it is not a waiting list. The fish are sold as male and female, if one is sold out be sure to check the other. We are unable to offer bonded pairs at this time. The fish are sold in what we believe to be the fairest way possible on a strictly first come first serve basis, we will not accept a higher than advertised price and we cannot take pre-orders but we appreciate your interest!

IMPORTANT: This is a live item on our site that tends to sell out extremely quickly (typically in under 2 minutes) due to high demand and extremely limited availability. To purchase a fish you must successfully complete checkout and receive an order number from our site, simply having the fish in your cart does not hold the fish for you. An itemized receipt will also be emailed to you after you complete checkout so please use a valid email address that you check often. To speed up the checkout process, because every second here really does count, we recommend having your payment and address information already saved securely in your PodClub account at If you would like to purchase other items like live Copepods or NanoBrine Shrimp to feed your new fish (highly recommended), we suggest doing so in a separate order after you have purchased a fish. Please note that separate orders will be shipped separately according to the shipping option you select for that order, we are unable to combine separate orders with the fish order due to overnight shipping rates being highly dependent on package weight. If you would like the separate order to arrive at the same time as the fish order please select overnight shipping at checkout on that order as well. When you make the effort to buy a captive bred fish you are supporting the aquaculture movement and the efforts of those who work tirelessly to produce these precious alternatives and push the hobby towards a sustainable future. If you have any other questions or feedback please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

Our Biota Captive Bred Mandarins offer a hardy and sustainable alternative to wild-caught specimens with easier care requirements. Trained on a diet of Live and Frozen foods, your Mandarin can graze naturally on Pods during the day and fatten up on frozen foods at feeding time. See below for detailed diet information.

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The Green Mandarin (Synchiropus splendidus) is a bottom-dwelling creature that displays a wild mix of wavy pattern and beautiful colors –blue, green, orange and red, making them one of the most sought after and attractive fish in the world.

Our Biota Captive Bred Mandarins offer a hardy and sustainable alternative to wild-caught specimens with easier care requirements. Trained on a diet of Live and Frozen foods including V2O Cyclops, PE Calanus, TDO pellet (B1& B2 size), Frozen Baby Brine Shrimp, Live NanoBrine™ Shrimp and 5280 Pods™ Live Copepods your mandarin can graze on pods during the day and fatten up on frozen foods at feeding time.

Every Captive Bred Fish we sell comes with a 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee and a 7 Day Health Guarantee. We make sure all fish are healthy and eating during a 2 week observation and conditioning period before offering them for sale. We will not sell a fish we wouldn’t buy ourselves. 

*Overnight shipping is required on all orders containing live fish* Failure to select overnight shipping at checkout will complicate and delay your order. This item requires overnight shipping and does not qualify for the free shipping over $40 service. Due to the extremely limited supply of these fish, they are excluded from all sales, coupons, offers, PodPoints redemptions, or other discounts*

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 3.98 x 3.98 x 3.98 in

Male Small .75-1", Female Small .75-1"

2 reviews for Biota Green Mandarin- Captive Bred

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I got one of these little guys, he came well packaged. Also after settling in for a few days I caught him eating frozen brinshrimp. So they are set even at there small size to be ready to live a long and healthy life in our aquariums with out having to risk them starving to death or training them yourself. They also send a free thing of pods so during that settling in time he can eat his regular food.

    • Eric,

      We are glad that they are eating frozen food! We really want the Mandarin fish to be a sustainable aquarium fish, similar to clowns! We really appreciate your review. Let us know if you have any questions!

      The AlgaeBarn Team

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Many thanks! My female blue mandarin dragonet is simply beautiful and she’s now acclimating very well in my quarantine system. She’s eagerly eating live copepods from the population I maintain in that tank as well as finely diced frozen foods and frozen copepod blends. She’s very active and the coloration is amazing!

    Your packaging was excellent and she arrived seemingly with very little stress. I didn’t realize she would come with free pods and ocean magik which was awesome as I had just used up my previous pod club order so this was a great way to boost the pod count in the quarantine tank and introduce her to that tank.

    Many thanks! I may get a bonded pair at some point in the future.

    -Court G.

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