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Old 09-14-2004, 10:25 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-14-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info, this is my favorite fish of all times, and I'm currently setting my tank up for one!!!

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Old 09-14-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
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Thanks, and welcome!!!!!!

What else you got in your tank?
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I currently have 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, mated , 1 Powder Blue Tang, and a FW molly of some sort that I thought was cute. I plan to add a Mandarin Dragonet, they aren't gobies!!!! and a copperbanded butterfly in the future.

I need another 50-70 pounds of LR first though, and a big amount of cycling time, haha.

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no problem! i've got 1 cleaner shrimp, 5 blue hermits, 5 turbo snails, and some assorted polyps & other things i got from a LFS that closed down . the guy really knew his stuff but needed knee & hip replacement so he had to close the store. he knew everything about my tank and told me that all these things are hardy and can handle a new tank. i feel cause i don't know what they are but they have been doing fine for the past 2 mths. i'm going to try and get a digi cam and take some pics cause i'd like to know what they really are. it's my fault for not remembering what he called them.
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Haha, it's something we all have to learn, nomenclature is HUGE in this hobby, and I am very new to it, haha.
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were the bloodworms freeze dried or frozen or what?
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Follow this link to 6 articles about mandarins or Synchiropus splendidus. Sort of a "everything that you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask".
http://www.marineaquariumadvice.com/library.html

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the blood worms are frozen.
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