millenium 3000 filter
60bs of live rock
yellowstripe maroon clown
coral beauty angelfish
red coris wrasse
blue dot puffer
arc eye hawkfish
Not only will the wrasse eat the pods
but the angel will too. The hawk will eat them if he sees a big one, right in front of his perch, but won't really hunt them. Both the wrasse and the angel 'hunt' on the LR
, and pick at it all day long, and thus go out of their way to get to the pods
. I think the puffer will eat them if he sees them, but have not kept puffers so don't really know their habbits. So, I would think a mandrin is a no-no for this tank. I have a larger tank, with more LR
, and very similiar animals and can not keep mandrins alive. My Yellow coris is very fat, as is my pigmy angel, and longnose hawk. I have tried 3 mandrins and all died after wasting away. I will not try another, and feel bad for basically killing the three I tried to keep. 200 pounds of LR
and you think you can keep anything, but you can't.
I really think these fish should be kept in a species tank or maybe with seahorses - something that has to be fed a couple of times a day. Even then, getting it to eat frozen food is an issue. I love them, but can't support anyone unless they have a fuge or a huge amount of LR
with no other pod eaters in there, and even then it is a crap shoot. Most of us just don't have the systems to keep these fish alive.