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Old 03-24-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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Post Inherited Green Spotted Mandarin Goby

Well last weekend I had a phone call from a buddy at my job wanting to know if I can take in a Green Mandarin Goby. I told him I could not take it because I had no Refugium set up yet but I was in the process of creating one. He said if I would not take him he would have to just feed it to his cat or flush down the drain. Me being soft about it and did not want a fish like that to go to waste. I took it on to save his life. I don't know if I did the right thing by takng it in if it's going to dye anyway in my tank, but I was told he was eating frozen brine Shrimp and Mysis shrimp along with Copepods. He has been eating here and there but I know it's main diet are Copepods so since I did not have a Fuge ready or any thing I had to think of something drastic. I went to Home Depot pick up a sheet of Arcylic and cut a 6x7x20 inch piece of Plexi and just form a corner of my Tank as a Temporary Fuge for now... Just until I get the actual Fuge going... Here is what I did up until know... Let me know if you guys have any more suggestions on what I should do.... My two piece os Plexi glue together.


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Just a FYI I did not want to get another fish right now for my Tank and did not want to even get a Mandarin Goby becasue I know the Difficulty level it is to care for one... I just took him on and thought maybe instead of wasting a Flush down the toliet or even a Kitty snack it would be better off dieing in my hands than going thru a horrible dead... Just thought I save a Life... ... But I don't know if I did the Right thing....
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:50 PM   #2
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If he is eating then half the battle is won. If you feed brine make sure it is vitamin fortified. They also make pods in a bottle if you want to add to your main. Anyone who would flush a fish like that or give it to the cats does not need to have a tank. JMO
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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He was a 6 year SW keeper but I guess was going thru some mid life crisis. And needed the money but he sold off most of his expensive stuff and has been trying to sell the Mandarin at first he wanted me to buy it from him for $25 but i was like naw I wasn't interested at the time and he was like well how about you just give it a home and I don't charge you for it... He was like as of right now I need to get ride of it and I can't keep holding on to it.... If I don't give it a home soon I hate to flush it down the Toliet or give it to my cat for a Snack... Then thats when I was just like I'll take it then if your not going to charge me for it.... So i guess it was just a win win situation...LOL and save a life at the same time...
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Well besides that my two pieces of Arcylic are bonded together less than 24 hrs as instructed. It is completely dry I usd Aquarium Silicone to put them together.. Is it ok I put it in the tank since it is dry... I don't really have to check for leaks since it for a corner of my tank...
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:11 PM   #6
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Yea you will be fine with that. I have the same stuff. It dries very quickly. Non toxic ...you know
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Here's a Picture of the little Fella...

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Here is a Video of the Fuge I created last night... Just to give you guys an idea of what I did....

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