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Old 02-12-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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30 gallon. 3 fish. 3 lil polyps and a bubble tip....

Thinking of adding another Clarkii Clown for my rufus whom is also a clarkii.

Or

A Mandarin my husband wants very badly but its diet concerns me.

Or

A hermit or shrimp.

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Old 02-12-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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I vote hermit or shrimp. They have small bioloads and are very cool.

Dont get a mandarin. It will most likley die out of starvation, and they are tricky fish to keep alive in a 30.

Dont get another clarkii clown IMO. They are already the most agressive type of clown and another could possibly add to the agression.
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Lol my husband was just read the post. His face is priceless like you took away his candy.

He said " I can already see were gonna have to get a bigger tank"

WOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Marineland 300 gallon here i come baby!
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Lol my husband was just read the post. His face is priceless like you took away his candy.

He said " I can already see were gonna have to get a bigger tank"

WOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Marineland 300 gallon here i come baby!
Hahaha aw darn, i wouldnt have been so blunt if i knew he was going to read that! Okay well im going to give him some hope.

A mandarin CAN live a good life in a 30. What you need to do it have an established tank for a few months and make sure that you have lots of pods in your tank, its what the mandarins eat. Then, you need to find a mandarin that you have seen eat frozen/prepared foods. You will need to go to multiple pet stores and do your reasearch, but a mandrin that eats frozen foods can be found. Then watch the employee feed the mandarin just to be sure that it will eat. Bring him home and he will be eating pods, but try a variety of foods such as brine, mysis, bloodworms etc. if he doesnt eat you may beed to buy some pods because it can take months to train them to eat prepared foods. It can be done, and i hope your husband hasnt lost all hope. Show him this lol.

Edit: i hope you still get your 300 g
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Show me a picture of a pod.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:19 PM   #6
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Here is a pod

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...l4l0&mvs=0#i=6
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A mandarin CAN be done in a small tank with a little luck, alot of patience and alot of time. I have two dragonets in my 29g biocube and both eat frozen food. It took over a month and multiple feedings every single day. I also got an ORA mandarin which is SUPPOSED to eat pellets but didn't when I got her home. I think it being an ORA one gave me a better shot at getting her trained on frozen foods. Twice the cost of a wild one but when it comes to this fish you really can't put a price tag on one. I also had a fuge setup and my tank was over 6 months old with established rock and tons of pods. The dragonets pretty much ate every pod in the tank by the time they were on frozen. If i didn't have such a huge pod population they would have starved before ever getting onto frozen.

I also vote hermits or shrimp as well, there are some great shrimp out there. Check out the fire shirmp, a little pricey but awesome shrimp!
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