I'd try to grow them, but I don't have the room. Ive already been ordered to clear the sink, surrounded by fish stuff, and the stove, covered in dog stuff, so my fiancée can actually use the kitchen...
I have only ever ordered my pods
from reefs2go. Never had a single issue with the pods
. And though my mandarin may not eat the larger pods
my theory is that once they reproduce their young become tasty snacks. I can only believe it to be true since I am going months without restocking and have a fat green mandarin.