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Old 02-24-2013, 03:24 PM   #11
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I heard that bottled copepods is junk .
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #12
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getting a mandarin to eat frozen or pellets is hit or miss
it took time to train mine but he eats them now
but I also raise pods/mysiss/brine just to be sure he always has a good food source all my fish eat them even the fresh water fish love them , there a good source of nutrition
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week to my main tank same with the brine and feed mysiss as a treat my mandarin goes nuts over live baby mysiss along with brine and pods but so do all the other fish
but yes he also eats the frozen and pellets but theres always that chance he wont
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I heard that bottled copepods is junk .
bottles of pods
total waist of money never last more than a day if your lucky

your better off getting them from R2G there big juicy and plump
there on sale right now $24.99 buy 1 get one per 1000
they multiply fast if you keep them at lower temps around 74*/76* in a small tank salinity at 1.021 works best
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Just for my own knowledge, why are bottle pods junk? I dumped a whole bottle in my fuge. I see tons, but they are very small. I also did buy the reefs2go ones and they are huge and plump and I see a ton in my tank and my fuge.
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90% of the time the ones in the bottle are already dead
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #16
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I buy dr gs pods delivered weekly to lfs. Just hold them up and see if their moving if so there alive and good.
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i have a spotted mandarin two reds, which i am trying to breed, and none of them eat prepared foods , just copepods which my system is full of , they are producing more copepods then they can eat , so i don.t worry about them eating food
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That's awesome good luck with them.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:36 PM   #19
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I do have a known pod population in my fuge, so i think what I'll do is wait a bit till I know they've made their way to the dt. Thanks everyone for the info
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