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Old 04-08-2009, 02:17 AM   #1
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Mandarin goby

Hey fellas, i have two mandarin gobies, when i got them about amonth ago i also got tigger pods and amipods/copepods to supplement their diets. Do i need to continue supplementing them?
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How large is your tank? It's pretty hard to keep the pods up with just one so I would think a supplement of pods would only help in your case.
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I agree, how old is your tank and how big? What other critters do you have?
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I am also interested in getting a Mandarin. From researching what I have read is that you should have at least 100g tank and should also have a fuge to breed pods. You also shouldn't have alot of other fish that eat pods so they dont complete with the Mandarin for them.

Also have a good amount of live rock to give the pods a good place to hide.

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Are your mandarins eating any other type foods?
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Yes Mike that is a great point and a good reason to QT the Mandarins. In QT you a can watch the fish to see if it is eating and also train it to eat other foods in a setting with no competition. Google Melvinreef and see how he trains mandarins.
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I'm guessing you mean www.melevsreef.com ?

http://melevsreef.com/mandarin_care.html

http://melevsreef.com/mandarin_diner.html
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I have a 75 gallon tank, plenty of live rock and sand just got reef bedding (crushed shells,shells,rocks)
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I do watch the mandarins when they come out. I cant see with my naked eye exactly what they are eating, but sometimes they eat the alage thats growing.

The tank has been together for about 31/2 months.
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My concern is two of them. You might if you have plenty of LR make it with one but two I dont see how.
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