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Old 07-12-2011, 10:52 AM   #1
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Question Newbe maderin Golby

My tank is a month old an I able to put a maderin Golby in my tank?
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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They are actually not gobies. They eat pods usually not prepared fish food.

How big is your tank how much rock do you have? Do you have a refugium in your sump?

Most mandarin dragonets unfortunately starve to death, there are very few that survive in a home aquarium.
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the tank needs to be well established with a huge pod population
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:40 PM   #4
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Green Mandarin

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Mandarins are my favorites. I've always babied mine and supplimented the live rock with various copepods bought separately and fed through a baster. I know, way to much work, but I didn't want them starving and I never lost a one.
Anybody know anything about the reef pods and if you have to have a refugium?
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:37 PM   #6
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if you have a refugium you can add the pods to that and hopefully boost a colony. i tried it outside my tank in a separate 10g and it wasn't a huge success. I wouldnt' chance the life of a mandarin unless I was 100% sure I had enough pods. Buying the reef pods can get very very expensive.
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