Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-19-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
kurtyboh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Posts: 1,413
Send a message via MSN to kurtyboh Send a message via Skype™ to kurtyboh
shes a beauty!

doesnt everyone love the psychedelic gobies? they are amazingly colorful fun to watch and definitely get comments whenever anyone sees your tank. They are hard to keep because of their strict diet and so many reefers find it hard to keep them fed for long periods of time. so why does reefstogo have them listed as care level: moderately easy? this is one of the most commonly mismanaged fish in the business, I for one am quite bothered by this. Anyone else?

link if anyones interested.
Live Saltwater Fish Mandarin Goby- Green | Reefs2go.com
__________________

__________________
kurtyboh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mwilliams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 865
I agree with you and sending them an email right now to change their care level.
Don't know if this will do any good but maybe others should do the same and just maybe they will get the hint to change it.
__________________

__________________
mwilliams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
kurtyboh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Posts: 1,413
Send a message via MSN to kurtyboh Send a message via Skype™ to kurtyboh
Excellent idea!
__________________
kurtyboh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
They are great fish, but certainly not as easy as they make it sound.

I've never really looked at their site, but just saw several other things that were interesting and make me wonder...they have "Foxface tangs"...dwarf angels are ok in a 30g, same as Pygmy angels? Hippo tangs are ok in a 50g and Yellow tangs in a 60g? Some other care levels are questionable.

Not trying to start a debate, just pointing out that, IMO, they have some questionable info/recommendations.
__________________
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 01:36 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fleetwood PA.
Posts: 168
Well in their defense a mandarin is easy to care for as long as your pod population is adequate.
__________________
JonathanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
JustinKBreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Beaumont, CA
Posts: 512
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonathanG View Post
Well in their defense a mandarin is easy to care for as long as your pod population is adequate.
As long as they have a food source they are very easy, those tank sizes are questionable at best tho...
__________________
JustinKBreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 06:43 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mwilliams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 865
Well at least LiveAquaria has them labeled correctly.
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Green Mandarin
Care Level: DIFFICULT
__________________
mwilliams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
I thought the Foxface Tang was funny. I thought at first they had found a new mimic tang.
__________________
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 03:11 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Tkey3425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: FL, USA
Posts: 879
I bought my mandarin as a tank raised ORA. I paid the price haha but he eats frozen all day and will even nibble on seaweed. Very easy when they are guaranteed to eat prepared food
__________________
Tkey3425 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 03:30 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bettaowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 5,981
Mandarin fish have been captive bred and raised on man made food so they can be slightly easy to care for but it is true that you need a good refugium to raise them
__________________

__________________
Rule number one: Always research a fish before you buy it.

Rule number two: Always cycle your tank.
bettaowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.