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Old 01-25-2005, 08:30 PM   #11
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No I am not sure. I got them from liveaquaria.com and they were listed as peppermints. I see mine all the time they come out in bunches during feeding time
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:47 PM   #12
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I have never noticed my peps to be aggressive. I think they were just cleaning up.
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:54 PM   #13
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I just looked at camelbacks and I am sure that what I have are peppermints. Maybe it just died and the shrimps were cleaning him up.
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Old 01-25-2005, 09:52 PM   #14
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My peppermint is peaceful, but he did go after a small snail. But I seriously doubt he would go after a fish. And one thing is Mandarin's are very disease resistant; so QT isn't important.

Most LFS will have Mandarin's listed as Gobie's. I haven't figured out why yet, but if they know what they are talking about then it doesn't really matter.
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:23 PM   #15
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Is a Mandarin poisonous when threatened? I just found a dead crab that I did not know I had. I thought it was my Sally Lightfoot but I just saw it roaming. Maybe this crab was the culprit? I was unable to get a great look at the crab and it fell behind my rock. It was brown with hairy legs, but that is all I was able to see.
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Yes they secrete a poisonous mucus when threatened. Could have been the case. Or the dead crab you saw may have been a molt. Keep an eye out.
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Maybe the crab got him and the peps are just feeding on him. Hopefully this is the case. I will try again without a qt period and see how it goes.

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Old 01-26-2005, 11:42 AM   #18
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good luck with your next mandarin tmcpeek.

on the topic of mis-naming, they also call scooter dragonet's blennies. could one family be anymore mislabeled?.............oh yeah, there are the wrasses to

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Thanks steve. I think I will wait to add a few fish in my tank before trying another. I just set up my fuge and will be adding about 50-60 lbs of live rock from my friends reef tank so that should help with the pod population.

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