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Old 11-03-2005, 08:26 PM   #11
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Six line wrasse for the pods maybe? Then again, a mandarin later might have too much competition.

Anybody think the tank is ready for a mandarin? If there's that many pods w/breeding places (rock crevices etc) already... well?
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:38 PM   #12
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if your still considering the mandarin check the profile i wrote about them:

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Old 11-04-2005, 04:51 AM   #13
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Re: mandarin

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if your still considering the mandarin check the profile i wrote about them:

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When I clicked your link this is the error I recieved:
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Just so everyone knows Im in no hurry to get one ( A Mandarin) , Its just I didnt know how prolific these creatures were... There are so many on the glass and rock you cant even begin to count.
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Old 11-04-2005, 06:05 PM   #14
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Sorry All,couldnt say no this time,let me explain.

This morning I went fish hunting just like I said and I went to a few places around here where I live and nothing was catching my eye,so I went to "one " more place and still nothing.When I was leaving the guy said I have a very colorful fish in the back I could sell you half price because its been here a little while. So I thought Ok ill bite lets see it, Well I **** near died, It was a very emaceated and discolored Mandrin that was on its side.
After a five hour drip acclimation he is now in my main tank EATING and no longer on its side...and the color looks a little better
I know I should have QT'd him but I didnt I just wanted to get him in there to eat, And the only other fish in my tank is a clown so if anything happens I will only have to QT him.
To All the nay sayer's and critizisers and any non believers Im sorry, I could not leave that little guy there to die knowing I have enough copepods to get him healthy enough to keep or give him to someone who can. I have never seen a fish so sunk in around the stomach I hope he makes it though the night.

As soon as I can I will post a pic of the little guy.
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Not QTing a mandarin is not an issue as most do not. Mandarin's rarely get ich and it would have probably died due to starvation if you had.

I hope you did not pay much and wish you the best of luck. If it is eating that is a great sign and maybe it was not too far gone. They say 98% of mandarins in the aquarium trade die of starvation for this very reason. If it is eating and you have as many pods as you say then it may have a good chance.

Keep us posted.

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Old 11-04-2005, 09:19 PM   #16
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This really sounds like some "kool beans". I'm counting on there being a good pod base and reproduction and everything working out. Good luck.
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No,I did not pay much the LFS sold him to me for $6. Also he did survive the night, atleast he looked alive under a red light. I will look again when the lights come on to make sure.


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This really sounds like some "kool beans". I'm counting on there being a good pod base and reproduction and everything working out. Good luck.
I built a third pod pile in the tank to help with populating...That and with all the live rock and sand in there (90 lbs rock 40 lbs sand in main plus fuge) should be able to get him healthy and if not I will buy copepods until I can get him a new home...

"kool beans" ??? whats thats
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Like a filter said, they don't get ich or parasites easily, they have a very thick slime coat and they shed it everyonce in a while.

If yo can't get the link to work then just go to th3wetspot.com and go to saltwater profiles. Im going to have fluff put it in the profiles on aquariumadvice as soon as I can too.
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