Yea I did add it, the LFS
said he would give him to me when I picked up a few corals, so I took it, he is fine as of right now he is swimming with the other 4 and no problems. We will see what happens. If he gets bigger it isnt a problem, I have a 90 gallon tank that I started up this weekend that he will most likely go in when it is ready, if it becomes a problem before that he will go in my refugium.
Why would you say that 14 fish is overstocked? just asking because I have heard I could put more in my tank.. my LFS
says I could put alot more in actually, though I am fine with what I have besides the 2 mandarins.. I would be interested to know, like I said I only heard I could do more
also, mandrins do not do well in tanks that have not been aged for a year and do not have at least 120 lbs of Live Rock per fish. Mandins need to eat copopods living in the rocks to survive.
for two mandrins, you would need to have about 240 lbs of live rock in a tank that is at least a year old and is full of a large copopod population. a fuge for raising copopods is also a must.
My 110 has been set up for about 3 years, so no problems. I have plenty of LR
in the tank. I have a fuge that hosts, sorry for not having time to count, thousands of pods
, I went and bought a pod breeding kit which was one of the best things I bought from www.IPSF.com
works GREAT if anyone is interested they have a 9 for 99 it is a great deal. The main reason I wanted the tank was because of the mandrain, so I am waiting until everything is right for him and i will be putting them in.
so you have 14 fish in a 110. many of whom get aggressive twoard their own kind?
First, me thinks your way overstocked. Carefully check all of your parameters and watch for spikes.
The tank has been fine for years and I havent had any problems with the fish that I do have. (besides the tang I bought last week that I posted about to get help)
I don't mean to sound like a jerk, I am just trying to help.
resaearch, research, research.
You arent sounding like one, you are helping which i appreciate. I know things need to be looked at and alot of research needs to be done, I do thank you for your help. 8)
I am interested where you do research? I look online and ask of course the LFS
but they dont always have my best interest on hand so it is good to know good places to do research.
electrikat I was going to ask that about the clowns, I notices that theone gettingbiger then the rest was probably a female, I have seen her and one of the smaller fish ( one who has taken host to my toadstool) her and him ( I guess?) were doing the shakes in the corner in this spot on the rock.. does that mean anything or? Just wondering about that Thanks! You also said I wouldnt get 2 pair, they will stay 1f and 3m? and is that a bad thing? just wondering. thanks!
sounds like he already added it. Why ask for help and then totally ignore the good advice given? Oh well it's your money you are wasting
I wasnt going to add it, I asked for help, I was looking for opinions, the LFS
and a few friends who have been in the business ( own a store and breeds rays) said hit or miss, so I wasnt going to buy it but when I was given the fish I thought he would do well in my fuge if not any other palce or my 90 when it was ready. Not being mean but I do understand people ask for help which I did and when I was given the fish I figured I could put him in and see what happens, if it didnt work out i would move him..so I am not ignoring peoples advice.
Thanks everyone for your help, looking forward to hearing what you have to say about some of the questions I have asked.