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Old 11-26-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Mandarin !

Just saw my mandarin take some frozen brine shrimp !!! I've had this fish for a year and he's had no training as my copepod population is fine but it's still got me excited lol the small things !!! Just thought I'd share this. !
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #2
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Congrats! It is always good to know when they eat more than just pods!
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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That's awesome. I was thinking about getting a mandarin myself. I heard it was hard to keep them fed. Did you buy copepods seperatly and add them into the tank or did they just build and grow on their own?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:10 AM   #4
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Nice! I just recently got mine to start eating mysis but i have to target the food where other fish cant get it. Im in the process of building one of these things.

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Nice! I just recently got mine to start eating mysis but i have to target the food where other fish cant get it. Im in the process of building one of these things.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...2YUlMTOsOXY4AA
Ooo neat! I've always wanted to keep a mandarin but didn't want to potentially doom one to starvation. That's an interesting idea for giving them a fighting chance in a tank full of competition. I may just have to give it a go some day soon.
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Just fed brine again and he's took loads of it ! Like I say " I've not trained him he's just all of a sudden started taking it ! Could he be putting a dent in the copepod population and is getting more hungry ?
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Nice, that's a dream come true that you didn't even train him and he ate it!

That box is a really creative idea. Having 4 dragonets would be nice! Do you think they are in pairs or just in a group and don't fight since there's 4?
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Nice, that's a dream come true that you didn't even train him and he ate it!

That box is a really creative idea. Having 4 dragonets would be nice! Do you think they are in pairs or just in a group and don't fight since there's 4?
I was thinking they were paired. But weird that even a pair of mandarins and scooters can live with eachother.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #9
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Just fed brine again and he's took loads of it ! Like I say " I've not trained him he's just all of a sudden started taking it ! Could he be putting a dent in the copepod population and is getting more hungry ?
I think your mandarin started taking prepared food out of starvation. People say that mandarins will starve themselves to death but why wouldnt they adapt to other foods for survival.

I just finished my ghetto version of a dragonets den. lol. Turned out ok i guess. Hopefully my mandarin will actually go inside this thing.


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I was thinking they were paired. But weird that even a pair of mandarins and scooters can live with eachother.
Maybe introduced all at once and learned to cope .
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