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Old 10-27-2004, 10:34 AM   #11
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Thank you all for the wonderful advice. I have about 200Lbs. of LR in the tank and about a 5" LS bed. My tank is one year old so I think it is mature enough to support the Mandarin once it is in there. My concern is with the QT part. I have read differing experiences on different boards on how easy and how hard it is to keep and wanted to poll my fellow aquarists here for their experiences. So again thank you all for your input and I would appreciate any more information/experiences from anyone who has had/have experience in dealing with this species. Thanks
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Old 10-27-2004, 11:03 AM   #12
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I'd go with Lando's suggestion. purchase a healthy looking Mandrin from a shop you know and trust. Do a seriouly long drip aclimation, net 'em, and put him directly in your display tank.

Then cross your fingers and hope no bad guys got in with him.

Do people here recommend a FW dip??? That may be a good idea too.
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Old 10-27-2004, 11:08 AM   #13
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Do people here recommend a FW dip??? That may be a good idea too.
I usually don't if one is going to qt, pretty stressful on the animal. If that step is going to be skipped, I would then do a ph and temp adjusted dip.
IMO, I would do at least short stint in a qt. Who know, it may be a good chance to see if he will take to frozen foods.
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Based on what I have read, I plan to use a FW dip. I use this with all my new additions before I QT them, along with Methylene Blue. I may just try to FW dip/QT first and if I have difficulty getting it to eat, do a transfer to the main tank. How does that sound?
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Sound like a very good plan, good luck to you. It looks like your system will be super for this fish, just need to get him in there clean.
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Old 10-27-2004, 11:33 AM   #16
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Thanks Kurt and to all others. Appreciate the brainstorming.
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Old 10-27-2004, 08:27 PM   #17
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I just added mine right to the tank after a drip with Methylene Blue, IMO this stuff is great. I have never seen or heard of a mandarin with ick so I was not worried about it. I wanted the fish to get right in for some food, no telling how long he was w/out at the LFS. I also added a 15 gal fuge for some extra pod population. She has been hovering around the tank for a long time now....... (knock on wood)
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I have had mine for about a month now and it's doing great. I didn't qt mine neither-like Lando sais they aren't very prone to parasites. He is the coolest 8)
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I have a 75 gallon reef aquarium with lots of live rock and different corals. My green mandarin has survived for about 3-4 years now when other fish have come and gone. It has been a great addition to my tank. I don't feed it anything special. Beginner's luck must have worked for me.
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