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Old 01-28-2011, 09:51 AM   #91
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Manderines are one of the harder fish to keep from what I've been told. Also, try not to get any other pod eaters or have a LOT of pods because they aren't aggressive and other pod eaters will starve them out. Only for well established (9-12 month old) tanks.

Large sump where they can grow will help with pods. Large tanks with no other pod eaters is good. You can buy pods and put them somewhere in your system to start growing before you get one. Not recommended for the beginner.

How do I know this? I loved them and wanted one for my new tank and everyone I've spoken to told me NO! I may still get one once my tank has been up and running but it will be a 90g with a 55g sump...
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:46 PM   #92
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it takes time. they populate the tank on their own. you can add a bottle of pods to the tank to kick start the colony, but i really don't think a 75 is the place for 2 mandarins that aren't eating prepared foods.

also, you have to take care not to add any other fish that compete with them for food.
not really interested in the fish, do the pods provide anything to the tank?
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:24 PM   #93
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:26 PM   #94
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:54 PM   #95
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it takes time. they populate the tank on their own. you can add a bottle of pods to the tank to kick start the colony, but i really don't think a 75 is the place for 2 mandarins that aren't eating prepared foods.

also, you have to take care not to add any other fish that compete with them for food.
I was saying he could possibly have one if he wanted it... and that I hope to have a pair in mine. If he wanted a pair I believe there are a few aquacultured ones on the market.
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not really interested in the fish, do the pods provide anything to the tank?
Yes, they provide movement, they eat small uneaten pieces of food and/or some algae. They also give your fish something to hunt. I believe having pods helps to make some of your fish that only come out to feed, come out more often because they can search for food.
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OMG you have a pom pom! That's my favorite inveterate.
Looks like the tank is coming along nicely.
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Yea, thats my favorite too. I often wonder a lot of things about his anemones. So many questons.
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i think you need a lot more live rock before you consider a mandarin, let alone two. unless like greenmaster said, you can find some that eat prepared foods. this is not a normal occurrence, and is very rare. make sure you see them eating prepared foods BEFORE you purchase them, because it's not something that's easily trainable.
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i think you need a lot more live rock before you consider a mandarin, let alone two. unless like greenmaster said, you can find some that eat prepared foods. this is not a normal occurrence, and is very rare. make sure you see them eating prepared foods BEFORE you purchase them, because it's not something that's easily trainable.
He said he isn't interested in the mandarins... that was my thing.
Also I believe that the aquacultured ones are all on prepared foods.
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oh...i misread. gotcha.
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