I just have to chime in about the mandarin. I would for sure wait a while longer than you plan. If you get a pod only eating one then it will eat all the pods
and youll be left with a starving fish.
I'm still going through pod explsoions in my tanks, sometimes there are zillions sometimes not so much, and its' been months and months.
I am waiting on my lfs
to order me an ORA frozen food eating one to cut down on the chances that he will eat only pods
. But even with the ORA ones they can revert back to pods
in a heartbeat.