Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-05-2012, 09:51 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
MikeYQM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 489
I had a green mandarin setup to train prepared foods. It was in an acrylic box that hung off the tank & allowed water to flow through from the tank. This kept him isolated and allowed easy target feeding.

Within 2 days it was eating garlic soaked frozen brine and a few days after he was eating garlic soaked Reef Pearls. He grew like mad for the 1.5 weeks he was in there. Unfortunately a hardware malfunction caused his death before I could transfer him.

IMO I would only put a mandarin into my tank after training. Even if you feel you have the pods, this way you can be fairly sure you have a backup to keep it alive. You can't train them effectively in tank.
__________________

__________________
MikeYQM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 05:36 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Pryzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 182
I've never had a problem with my two mandarins. Both eat prepared food and always have. My lfs didn't train them either, guess I just got lucky.
__________________

__________________
Pryzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 09:19 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Tipton34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 355
They are incredibly colorful, so I well go ahead and try them once my tank is cycled!
__________________

__________________
Tipton34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
stocking

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.