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Old 06-13-2005, 05:07 PM   #11
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If you have been able to get your mandarin to eat live brine shrimp, try gut loading the shrimp before you feed them to the mandarin. That will help increase the nutritional value of them.
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:32 PM   #12
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oh, my brine shrimp are the frozen type.

I think he really like them now because I don't need to spot-feed him now. I just put in the Brine shrimp into the tank and he will join with other fish to fight for the food!!

sorry... another novice qns: Frozen brine are more better than Live brine? I am curious because it is much cheaper to buy Frozen than Live one over here!

nevertheless i have just bought a mini basket to "grow" PODS!

Thanks!
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Fighting Mandarins

I have never seen a Mandarin 'fight' for food. Their own way of searching for food is slow and easy. They will look over a pod for seconds, then nip. The do not tend to socialize with other fish, except perhaps a mate they have spawned with.

Yes frozen brine are better. They have added nutrients & vitamins. You might even try some Formula 1 or 2 pellet food. They've been known to eat that also.

He/she will love the pods. By the way, is it male or female?
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oh! I got the misconception that live food is always better! Thanks TeakieDLP for the correction !!

I think my mandarin is a female (don't see any spine).

maybe using the word "fight" is exaggerating but she will swim towards the brine and try to compete to eat.
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First feed your other fish first, on one end of the tank. Then feed the Mandarin where he normally hangs out. Or vis a vis, whichever works best.

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