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Old 08-19-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Is this worth it?

I had a mandarin and well to no surprise it has passed even though every other week I added 2,000 copepods etc from reefs2go. I guess he and other fish just plowed through them.

Question is this.

My local saltwater shop has a pair of ORA mandarins for 150.00

This I exactly what they look like.




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Should I pull the trigger an also am I looking for trouble?

Current stock;

2 clowns
2 Banjaiis
1 purple fire fish
1 six line wrasse
1 harliquin shrimp
1 orange spotted goby

5 gallon water changes every week and feed every other day.

Can I push the envelope? I REALLY want these and I watched them eat frozen brine yesterday.

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Old 08-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Those things are sweet. Well you know that you are overstocked is going to be said. To most it is but you are religious about the changes so you might be ok. I am at my limit I think in mine. Might do one more in a month cause the wife wants to pick one. She asked the other day about me telling her she could pick of fish but I keep coming home with something. But she did save my Kenya tree last night while I working. One of my two big turbos knocked it off the rock I had it on into the anemone. Obv the nem wasn't to happy to have an invader and was stinging it.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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Yea I hear ya but I want these soooo bad lol. Good wife bro! Looking out of the tank and getting her hands wet all for the cause lol. Good stuff.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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I don't think id go with a pair. The "target" mandarins are pretty easy to come by online and from what I seen are mostly ora anyways for a better price.
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Can you only get the pair or do you just want the pair?
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:15 PM   #6
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Nice looking fish but IMO way overpriced. I have kept mandarins before without adding any pods (or any food) to reefs for years. I would let your tank mature and try one again for $20 rather than two for $150. Contrarily I have also tried them before & got them to eat frozen, live brine, etc & still die. Good luck either way.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #7
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You have some good fish store too. I think when I get an extra couple hundred we will have Plan something and I can make a little road trip with my son to check out the department and Ofcourse your lfs
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Way overpriced. My green mandarin cost me 10 bucks! Spotted ones are like 16. In reality, I wouldn't pay 150 even for red mandarins and 2k pods.
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Ya i agree :/ i just dont think there is enough room in the biocube, and they are pretty overpriced
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If the price was better, I'd ditch the cardinals for 2 mandarins though. I'd just mass up on pods hard before doing it.
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