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Old 02-02-2005, 03:13 PM   #1
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Spotted Mandarin

I just wanted to introduce everyone to the new addition to my tank. I picked up this Spotted Mandarin from my LFS yesterday. It had been in there for a while, but was starting to look a little skinny because I don't think the LFS has a pod population that could support this guy.

I acclimated him and he was looking great after being in the main for an hour. I did not QT him because of his feeding requirments and because apparently they have a strong resistence to parasites. I am still crossing my fingers though because this is only my second addition since a bad ich outbreak at the end of November.

Anyway, here are the pics. Sorry that they aren't in focus all that well, it was the best i could do last night. Will try again later.

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Old 02-02-2005, 03:14 PM   #2
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Old 02-02-2005, 03:20 PM   #3
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Looks good. I believe Dragonettes have such a strong slime coat; they are very resistant to disease.
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Old 02-02-2005, 03:48 PM   #4
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Wow, good luck with him tripper. He is in much better hands now.
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:12 PM   #5
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Looks good trip...is that from "pets plus"? If so, there are NO pods in their system lol. Good luck.
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:22 PM   #6
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Actually, yes, it's from Pets Plus. I am usually hesitant to buy livestock from them because their tanks can get pretty bad sometimes but recently it looks like they have been taking better care of them. I had trouble deciding between this and a Green Mandarin, but i decided on this because I don't see them as often.
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I am usually hesitant to buy livestock from them because their tanks can get pretty bad sometimes but recently it looks like they have been taking better care of them
I actually got both my anemones(3 now w/ the recent split), maroon clown, and yellow watchman goby from them. Over a year later they are all still w/ me so I can't complain! Good to hear they are taking better care of things though.
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I have this theory that if it can live in a cesspool my tank can't be any worse, lol. I have yet to actually test this theory though! My LFS actually keeps an immaculate shop.
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Looks like a great fish! Congrats and good luck with it.
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