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Old 07-17-2006, 10:30 PM   #11
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Try soaking your brine in garlic for about 30 minutes before feeding. It has worked for me.
Really? Your mandarin is attracted to garlic?
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:15 AM   #12
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I have a male and female green mandarin pair which are supposedly harder to get on frozen food than the spotted mandarins. With a little patience I first got them started on frozen brine and now I just feed them frozen mysis shrimp. Even the little female who barely manages to swallow the mysis goes after them. I think the Garlic is the key (plus a little target feeding to start and patience).
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Old 07-18-2006, 09:55 AM   #13
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I will give that a try, although I added 500 pods (mixed males and females) and he looks better than ever.

Just minced fresh garlic, or what?
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I use Kent Marine Garlic Extreme. It's in solution so I just add a few drops.
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:18 PM   #15
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I also use Kent's garlic Extreme. A little bit goes a long way. It may intise the animal to eat so it is worth a shot. If you have other aggressive eaters in the tank it may loose the competition for food.
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surprisingly enough, he ate brine yesterday un-provoked....my eyes almost popped out of my head...he was cruising around, nibbling on rocks, then when I dumped in their dinner (Hakari brand Brine Shrimp, and Hakari Mysis Shrimp), he snagged a few pieces.

sweet.

Might not have to go the garlic after all, but then my tank is still susceptible to vampire attacks
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but then my tank is still susceptible to vampire attacks Sad
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Try soaking your brine in garlic for about 30 minutes before feeding. It has worked for me.
Sorry, I didn't specify....It works for my finicky eater, never had a manadrin. I was advised to add one to a well established tank, so I am not quite there yet....
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well, he's now "tame"... eats frozen brine and mysis, and begs at the glass

All it took was one feeding of live brine, and now he eats frozen every day with the rest of his tank mates

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I have quite a bit of rock for a newer tank (75 pounds) but all my pods came from chaeto that I bought on eBay. Tons of them. About five or six bucks for a back of it, and it was just full of them. You almost have to have a fuge of some sort for a mandarin, because they'll wipe out all the pods quickly after you add them, if they don't have a safe place (ala refuguium) to breed and repopulate, or a huuuuge tank.
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