Tank is a 125 that's been up about 20 months with 245# of LR
and 6"-8" DSB
. A friend has been bugging me to get a mandarin for quite a while and I finally decided it was time. Got it from liveaquaria last Saturday (2nd one after 1st shipment didn't get here for days). Acclimated for about 1Â½ - 2 hours, released a beautiful specimen and it immediately went behind the rocks to the back of the tank.
Saw a portion of him Tuesday night while peering between the rocks with a flashlight. Haven't seen him since. I was about to post a message asking if any one knows how to coax one to the front of the tank. On my way past the tank, there he was.
It was hanging out near the top of the rocks, not a care in the world. It also appeared to be about twice the size of the specimen I released but I doubt it can grow that fast. I just stared at it for a few minutes and realized I needed to get some pictures. As I dashed off for the camera, he dashed behind the rocks again
Guess it's just a question of time now. I'll post a pic when I can get one.