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Old 04-28-2011, 03:23 PM   #11
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I guess my previous post was misleading, I understand they eat pods as well, but unlike the madarin they do really well with frozen foods and just grazing. Some just take a while to understand that frozen foods are good!
I hope he does well Carey! I haven't had troubles with mine yet :knocksonwood:
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:27 PM   #12
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I so hope youre right. The one I have is pretty much skin and bones when I look at him. He didnt seem too bad under the lfs's lights. lol

I am gonna keep trying target feeding and different frozen foods. he didn't like the pellets last night either. But then again maybe he's not hungry enough? I'm dying inside knowing he could starve. i feel like a total schmuck.
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Have you tried quarantining him so he doesn't have any competitors for food? I hate feeling helpless when it comes to my fish. I've got my fingers crossed for you!
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Thanks sergie, he's the only fish in the tank. I'm getting hopeful...guardedly, but still hopeful
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:38 PM   #15
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Have u tried brine and garlic?
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:44 PM   #16
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I tried frozen baby brine, didnt even notice it. I bought a brine egg hatching kit today so I was gonna try that. i also don't have any garlic, I know I should, but i've never had a fish eating issue. lol

I think he ate a tiny bit of seafood blend frozen last night but can't be sure.
he is constantly on the rocks and I just tried pellet food, he passed it right by. The hermits are having a buffet though
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The tank required to sustain a scooter dragonet is the same as the mandarin, they aren't both dragonets for no reason. They both feed solely on pods. With that said, 75G tank with 100+ lbs of rock, and an established system

The only difference I have heard between the two is the occasionally the scooter eats prepared more easily than a mandarin
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I had a scooter when my tank was 2 months old. He ate prepared food, just wasn't prepared to be food for my lion fish. I was a newb
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lol thats sad but the way you worded it was funny
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Yeah, it needed a bit of funny in it.
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