Originally Posted by Hinds04
Sorry, I'll be more clear. Mandarins usually
only eat copepods. You can buy copepods if your tank isn't plentiful. I was suggesting that the previous owner probably bought copepods, since it's unlikely the tank had a large enough supply of pods
for the mandarin. Then you obtained the tank and the source of copepods stopped. Then he had nothing to eat and starved.
As Cmor said, it would have been pretty pricey to keep up though, especially for 14 months. Perhaps he wasn't really in there for 14 months?