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Old 11-20-2011, 11:14 AM   #471
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Very smart. I heard even if they are eating prepared, they can revert back to pods only at any time.
Yeah I've heard the same. I'll make sure to have a hefty pod population as back up. If worse comes to worse and you pods can't keep up can you just sees every few weeks? Or is that expensive?
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My ora mandarin was supposedly raised on pellets. When I got her home she didnt want anything to do with them. Luckily I had enough pods to tide her over while she adjusted to frozen food.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:16 AM   #473
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My ora mandarin was supposedly raised on pellets. When I got her home she didnt want anything to do with them. Luckily I had enough pods to tide her over while she adjusted to frozen food.
Yeah I plan to just blast frozen food at it. Will it eat pellet?
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:18 AM   #474
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I havent seen mine eat any pellets, but I don't feed pellets much anyways. I started off with really small frozen foods like cyclopeeze, baby brine shrimp adn plankton. It took several weeks for her to eat them all, now she eats every frozen food I put in. Specially likes bloodworms. lol
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:24 AM   #475
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Awesome!!!! I guess I'll do frozen every other day.

On a side note, yesterday at the lfs he gave a demo of him feeding a wild caught mandarin frozen. It was in a 300 gallon sps reef(wow) and when he walked past the tank with the feeding cup, literally every fish in the tank followed him whenever he walked by. It was the coolest thing ever.
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I'm still debating the mandarin. My lfs dude said that they WILL eat prepared. If I do ever get it I'm going to watch it eat before I buy. Either way I think I'm going to get a pod population established. Any links/suggestions?
Wild caught you have to work to get to eat prepared. ORA are a little more expensive- but eat prepared right off the bat.
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Wild caught you have to work to get to eat prepared. ORA are a little more expensive- but eat prepared right off the bat.
Yeah I'll get an Ora if I get the mandarin... Is yours an ORA?
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Dude! Im excited to see how this turns out. Mandarins are SWEET
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Yeah there my favorite fish!!!! Ive been stuffing my brain with research on them
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Quick question about pwc... Does the water you make for pwc have to have the exact same specific gravity of the dt?
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