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Old 09-07-2012, 08:47 AM   #11
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #12
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Ive heard mandarins and other
Dragonets eat more than 1000 a day. They peck rocks very frequently.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:49 PM   #13
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It is possible to teach to eat brine or even flakes but can take months. But is worth training.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #14
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Ya but you need the pods so they can last that long. I would just get one eating frozen.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #15
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Yeah but he would cost alot. You can buy tigger pods by the bottle and they eat that but it's expensive.
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:23 AM   #16
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Mine wouldn't eat any food at the LFS and I bought him anyway. After coating a layer of sand in a tub with food and putting him in he ate it or tasted it and after he started an finished eating I took him out.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:12 AM   #17
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This is where my LFS orders his from. They eat prepared foods and are raised on them so you could feed him as well as let him graze on pods. If you contact them they can give you an LFS store. ORA wont sell to you direct as they are wholesales.

http://www.orafarm.com/products/fish...blue-mandarin/
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:16 AM   #18
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It will cost you a little more but fish bred in captivity tend to be more hardy and adapt to tanks than those that are caught in the wild.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:21 AM   #19
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My ORA mandarin didnt eat pellets or frozen when I got him. Took a month to train him and he only lasted cause i had a good supply of pods while he was being weaned. My scooter was the same way, took a month to train him too.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:28 AM   #20
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My ORA mandarin didnt eat pellets or frozen when I got him. Took a month to train him and he only lasted cause i had a good supply of pods while he was being weaned. My scooter was the same way, took a month to train him too.
Oh that bites! I actually called my LFS and asked about them because I'd seen you talk about it on another thread. He did guarantee that they would eat and said he would feed him in the store. If he eats in the store plus I have copepods I should be ok...right? LOL! EVERYBODY WANTS A MANDARIN!! Haha!
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