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Old 12-04-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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pod question

This is a strange question but I'm gonna ask it anyway.....

I have pods....lots and lots of them. When I turn on the lights in the morning they scurry into various hiding places.

Is there such a thing as too many pods?

I don't think my tangs or clowns eat any of them. I'm just curious.

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Old 12-04-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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Lets kill two birds with one stone here...I was wondering if you can have pods in a FW tank? I have a bunch of what look like pods in my HOB filter.

As for your question...I'm not sure if you can have TOO many, but if you have lot's maybe a scooter blenny would be in order. I understand they live on a diet of pods. And they are pretty cool looking too.
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Nope, they will flourish when there is plenty of food and diminish if there is not enough. Lots-o'pods are great!
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Or, you could get a Mandarin Dragonet. Your tank is just big enough, and with the LR, sump and a good starter population of pods the mandarin should do well.

I only see mine a few times a week as it like to stay in the rocks. There a few specific times of the evening that I know it comes out front and heads over the pod pile for a snack.
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I wouldn't go adding a scooter or a mandarin to the tank just yet. Both of these are delicatefish and require TONS of pods.

With that said, it is a good sign that you have lots of pods in your tank. It is a sign of a healthy tank. I actually added a 5gallon pod breeder to my system because I want more of them in the tank.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:35 PM   #6
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I actually added a 5gallon pod breeder to my system because I want more of them in the tank.
Jeesh, and here I was concerned because I thought perhaps I had too many.

If I may ask, what benefit do these little critters add? Is their presence just a gauge of your tanks health?

I know that these are basic questions but I am curious.
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Great! Thanks much for the link. That is a really good article.....a clean up crew eh? Interesting....wow, some his pictures are wild!

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