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Old 12-25-2013, 07:07 PM   #11
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It's not difficult at all. Just feed the other fish first, then target feed the mandarin
Dont think thats possible lol, they would kill it for the food! So i will justnget one in the 60 as it will have a 6g fuge in the sump
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:11 PM   #12
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Mine aren't shy at all about getting close or even touching the mandarin when there's food involved, but they never actually attack him. And I even had a puffer (Valentini) and trigger (niger) in there. Not saying you are wrong by any means, just think it's easy (Atleast for me)
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Mine aren't shy at all about getting close or even touching the mandarin when there's food involved, but they never actually attack him. And I even had a puffer (Valentini) and trigger (niger) in there. Not saying you are wrong by any means, just think it's easy (Atleast for me)
Oh, ive observed that my 5" starry blenny will fight eveyone in the tank for food. He only eats frozen so it would be hard to get him away from the food for the mandarin as he isnt a bit scared of me or a net...
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There aren't many fish that will mess with a mandarins. Mandarin fish secrete mucous which might act to repel predators. The intense coloration also might play a role in avoiding predation by signalling to potential predators that they are toxic (Sadovy et al. 2005). Early development could possibly be an adaptive strategy to reduce the risk of predation (Sadovy et al, 2001). There is no available information on specific predators of the species.
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Think im ready for a mandarin.

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There aren't many fish that will mess with a mandarins. Mandarin fish secrete mucous which might act to repel predators. The intense coloration also might play a role in avoiding predation by signalling to potential predators that they are toxic (Sadovy et al. 2005). Early development could possibly be an adaptive strategy to reduce the risk of predation (Sadovy et al, 2001). There is no available information on specific predators of the species.

Agreed. Sane fish won't mess with them. But the problem is they are very slow meticulous eaters. Any wrasse can out eat them and strip the reef of pods before they get them.
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Have had a green spotted for a couple months. No pods. Started eating brine shrimp. Happy lil fish. Have fun! Dont stress.
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