NAUI Difable Divers

 Indonesian Army members who have disabilities, recently held a NAUI Scuba Diver Course. A total of seven members of the first batch has completed an Open Water Exam at Pulau Pramuka in the Thousand Islands with very satisfactory results last october.The program will continue to run for 5 years. Congratulations to all participations, GO NAUI !!!

Scientific Name:   Pterosynchiropus splendidus
Family:                   Callionymidae
Common Names:  Mandarin Dragonet, Mandarin Goby, Green Mandarinfish

                          Stripped Mandarinfish,  Psychedelic fish          

The Mandarin Dragonet can simply not be confused with any other fish.  It has arguably the most attractive coloration and pattern of any commonly kept reef fish.  The scale-less body of the fish is a blue or green color which has orange wavy lines across it.  The tail is bright red with blue edging.  Other colors can be found in the pattern as well.  These fish are also sometimes called Psychedelic fish due to its rather bizarre coloration.  The male Mandarin tends to be larger than the female and has a large pointed dorsal fin that is only rarely displayed.  Although commonly called Mandarin Goby, they are in fact not gobies, but rather belong to the family known as dragonets.  


Natural Environment:
Comes from the Philippine area and westward to Australia.  Found in groups or pairs, often on sandy bottoms between reef crests