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Old 05-04-2011, 05:49 PM   #31
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I was told early on that wrasses were jumpers....true?
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I have the angel fish and quite a few wrasses. Nothing is colored like a Mandarine goby.
I have had no issues with jumping wrasses, but hawk fish on the other hand...
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I have had my scooter for a month now and he seems to be doing fine I have lots of pods and if you watch him he is always eating
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My concern is that my cube is only a few weeks old. It can't have had enough time to produce a solid poplulation of pods I'd guess.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:09 PM   #35
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I was told early on that wrasses were jumpers....true?
yeah but so are hawkfish and I've had both and no real problems as long as you stay alert when you're feed'n them.
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To answer the question of flashers being jumpers. I have a school of 4. And have covered tops, I had the top open to do maintenance once and a while. I have had to pick them up off the floor several times. So yes definitely jumpers.
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people say they have "lots of pods" but the ones that we see are amphipods, not copepods. the food a mandarin eats is extremely hard to see. i don't know for sure if a mandarin eats juvenile amphipods, but in my experience, they do not. "my experience" meaning of the tanks i have kept mandarins in, i haven't seen a rapid decline, or any decline for that matter, in amphipods.
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that is a good point. how small are copepods? I see pods of all sizes. the smallest I can see when I use a laser in a dark hole in the rocks. They look like a cluster of dust particles bouncing around. I've also seen bigger pods that look like actual bugs, I suck them out of the sump sometimes and let my clowns chase after them. I've read the articles about pods, but it is still hard to know which is which.
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i would say the "cluster of dust particles" are the ones you are looking for.
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