Can't believe everyone has no real issue with taking corals that take who knows how long to grow and who most do kill(be honest ) and think this fish shouldn't be sold or is hard to keep?
I have not had a marine tank that did not grow pods
and naturally feed mandarins(since the 1980's!).
I am all sump but not much else special?
If your tank is not balanced and any fish is suspect then a mandarin should not be on the list.
But if you are competent enough to keep your marine tank balanced and fish alive I would dis agree with most .
I have had 3 mandarins for the last three years.
2 in my 75 g, and one in my 120.
I actually starve my marine tanks compared to my freshwater.
And as for water changes.....My marine get maybe 1 water change for every 100 my fresh get(really!).
I think many of you are missing out on a great fish?