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Old 05-03-2014, 03:35 AM   #11
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mandarins can eat 25% there body weight a hour so they say
as fast it goes in it comes out the other end but its true
Where did you see that figure?
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Some folks have established systems that crank out enough pods to sustain one with no competition from any other pod eating species, like wrasses. Most don't. There is an extremely high mortality rate with these beautiful fish as a result of starvation. Pods have little nutritional value and a single mandarins can eat hundreds, maybe more, a day. Constantly. Finding a supplemental food they can be spot feed is really important in my view. Among those foods, pellets and brine shrimp would be at the end of the list. Live white worms are easy to raise and acceptable to most mandarins, as well as certain frozen fish roe, like prawn and flying fish eggs, available on line or at Chinese food stores. Both of these are loaded with proteins.
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