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Old 01-14-2006, 09:51 AM   #11
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listen to what advice is given because it will help that Mandarin to survive. I rescued one from a lfs and it was doing well for 4 months and out of the blue I woke one morning and the Coral banded shrimp was having a Mandarin dinner... I dont know how or why it died with all the pods in my tank but just be careful...
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Old 01-14-2006, 12:04 PM   #12
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You might also want to check the Copepod web page. I bought them on eBay but they don't seem to be in stock right now.
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Old 01-14-2006, 12:57 PM   #13
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The spotted mandarins are much easier to get feeding on frozen foods. I just took a green mandarin back to the store because he was getting thinner and thinner. And I have 160lbs of live rock. The refugium is a must, in my opinion. These guys eat pods ALL day.

I think my fish was pretty skinny when I got him, so I'm planning to try again. I'm in the process of adding a 12 gallon fuge.

I hate to suggest this but, if you can stand overfeeding the tank just for a couple days with frozen mysis. Let some of it land on the sand near where he is sitting, he may pick at it. I had luck getting him to accept frozen mysis using that method (but it's not great for your parameters in the short term).

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Old 01-14-2006, 04:48 PM   #14
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I merged the 2 posts that were done by Method0075.
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