Hello everyone, as you can tell i'm new here. i'd like to start out by saying that this seems to be a very positive forum! i really like the way everyone helps each other out!!
i've got some info that might help out. i've had my tank for about 5mths now. before i found this site i got my first fish. yup you guessed it a mandarin. i've had him for about 1 1/2 mths now. i realize that's not long. i also realize there need after reading up on them. but i also have a lot of Discus i take care of and feed multi styles of food. so i figured i'd see if this guy would take to any of them. i use Hikari bloodworms as 1 of the Discus food sources and that's what i gave the mandarin to try. guess what he gobbles it up like mad! his belly get nice and round every other day now
. i've also tried beefheart but he only nibbles on that.
i realize they only ( most of them ) eat the pods
and don't take to flake or frozen food. this guy would only eat LBS at the LFS
before i got him. next i'm plaining on giving him CBW when they come in. i just want to pass some info on to anyone who might want to try feeding the Hikari to there mandarin.