Mandarin Fish Lake, Koror

4.4
#6 of 18 in Wildlife in Palau
Discover a recluse of Palau's diverse marine life at Mandarin Fish Lake. Hidden among rocky outcrops and lush vegetation, the lake gives divers and snorkelers a glimpse of the shy mandarin fish against the white-sand backdrop of the lagoon's floor. If you don't catch sight of the epoynous fish, don't worry: the lake's rich ecosystem supports many other colorful, exotic, and rare species, and the surrounding landscape offers a plethora of photo ops. Mandarin Fish Lake is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Koror Edition.
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  • I saw Mandarin Lake as part of a kayak tour. The Mandarin fish are difficult to spot but there are so many fish to look at if you can't find them. The visibility is amazing for snorkeling.  more »
  • This spot is like time travel back to the prehistoric ages. It is so quiet, peaceful, and ruggedly gorgeous. We swam out (bring fins) but did not see any mandarin fish. I heard they are quite shy and ...  more »
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