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Old 07-06-2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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okay kind of like phyto-feast?
Thats what i use for the filter feeders
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #12
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Well that's phytoplankton which is much smaller. Cyclops are about the size of copepods. Maybe a bit bigger. They're freshwater.
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aha! i see. Thanks
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:25 PM   #14
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Dream fish right there, I hope she pulls through!!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #15
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I need to get that fish some day. it is beautiful.
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I had the most success with my mandarin by feeding several different frozen foods. I started with frozen cyclops, then moved up to baby brine, big brine and then mysis. I still feed an assortment of frozen food but she has been eating pellets for over a year now so I don't worry nearly as much as I used to.

And yep, they look like they are dead when they sleep. lol My fiance woke me up one morning to tell me the mandarin was dying, took a look and she looked really bad. Luckily I didnt freak out cause I knew already but she gave him quite the scare. hehe

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I had the most success with my mandarin by feeding several different frozen foods. I started with frozen cyclops, then moved up to baby brine, big brine and then mysis. I still feed an assortment of frozen food but she has been eating pellets for over a year now so I don't worry nearly as much as I used to.

And yep, they look like they are dead when they sleep. lol My fiance woke me up one morning to tell me the mandarin was dying, took a look and she looked really bad. Luckily I didnt freak out cause I knew already but she gave him quite the scare. hehe

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I had the most success with my mandarin by feeding several different frozen foods. I started with frozen cyclops, then moved up to baby brine, big brine and then mysis. I still feed an assortment of frozen food but she has been eating pellets for over a year now so I don't worry nearly as much as I used to.

And yep, they look like they are dead when they sleep. lol My fiance woke me up one morning to tell me the mandarin was dying, took a look and she looked really bad. Luckily I didnt freak out cause I knew already but she gave him quite the scare. hehe

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When you feed her frozen do you put the needle up to her? Mine are off the needle when I brought her home but since that day when I put the needle near her she hides ad doesn't come out for the rest of the feeding. She did eat some live bring which makes me happy and we are soon. Pod condos
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #19
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I use a turkey baster to broadcast feed to her, or at least I used to. I still use the baster but she doesnt need to be target fed anymore, she has a great feeding response once food hits the water.

You just want to slowly ease the tip of the baster in and very gently shoot the brine or other small food to her area.
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just fyi, your "she" is a "he"
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