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Old 08-10-2013, 04:51 AM   #11
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My Mandy eats anything I put in the tank these days. lol She finally started on pellets about a year or so ago and has never looked back. She even likes them more than her favorite bloodworms! She didn't eat anything but pods for her first month, I was afraid I was gonna lose her but she came around to frozen food after ALOT of time and ALOT of effort and alot of money too buying every frozen food I could find. lol

I've read they dont have an active feeding response but mine will see me coming and come around and get ready for the food to be dropped in, then goes quickly around the tank trying to eat all she can. My scooter dragonet, similar fish, was different in that he never actively went after food, if it floated in front of him then he ate it if not he just kept to his business. hehe
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My Mandy eats anything I put in the tank these days. lol She finally started on pellets about a year or so ago and has never looked back. She even likes them more than her favorite bloodworms! She didn't eat anything but pods for her first month, I was afraid I was gonna lose her but she came around to frozen food after ALOT of time and ALOT of effort and alot of money too buying every frozen food I could find. lol

I've read they dont have an active feeding response but mine will see me coming and come around and get ready for the food to be dropped in, then goes quickly around the tank trying to eat all she can. My scooter dragonet, similar fish, was different in that he never actively went after food, if it floated in front of him then he ate it if not he just kept to his business. hehe
I had a completely different experience with my scooter. As soon as my feeding tube went in the water he would swim up just to attack it. It was kind of crazy seeing how he never really left the rock or substrate.
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These fish are quite hit or miss. Can it live in a small tank? Yes. Can a small tank supply the food it needs to survive? No. Even if they eat frozen or even pellets, that won't stop one from reverting back to only eating pods. I have one in my 55 and after a year of only pods, it started eating frozen mysis out of the water column like the rest of my fish. Totally random and highly unlikely. Though this behavior began, I still make sure my tank is stocked with pods. Let me be the first to tell you that it isn't cheap. Best I can find is reefs2go's BOGO pod deals when they come around.
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I'm not recommending this but I work with somebody that had a psychedelic mandarin in a 5 gallon that he fed flakes only. He had it over a year before selling it. I don't think that could be reproduced, he was just lucky.
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