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Old 01-10-2005, 06:47 PM   #1
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Hey all. LFS has a great looking spotted mandarin in stock and they have had it for several weeks. Looks fat and has great color. They have been feeding froozen blood worms and I watched it eat them right up. I already have a green mandarin and was just wondering if you all think my 72 gal. with 140lbs of LR would be able to support the psychedelic mandarin as well. thanks! Lando
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I had both but had a problem with them both being male(90g ). The psych killed the target after about a month of terrorizing him. Check to be sure they are either both female or one of each.
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Yeah,male are evry territorial and will kill each other.They are kinda like bettas but I think they are less agressive.But you could probably put both of them in the smae tank as long they are NOT the same gender.But I a lttle worried about the coepod and amphipod population.It would greatly decrease because of two mandarins.It would help if you had a sump or a fuge.
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Not sure about them going after each other... .but I can tell you that my psycho goby eats prepared foods too...... no issues with feeding.... maybe aggressiveness.
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That is good to know about the prepared foods. I have a sump and tank full of pods. Even with a sand-sifting star and green mandarin I still have a ton, but was a bit worried about his diet. I will see if I can sex both fish before I proceed. I believe the males have a larger spike at the front of their front dorsal fin.
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which one is considerd the "psycho" goby. is it the blue one? and the green is the target?

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the psycho is the bullseye looking madarin.... instead of a full pattern they have green skin with colorful bulseyes and madarin colored fins...
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okay, i have heard that one called the "target" goby.

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