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Old 01-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Tips for feeding mandarin dragonet?

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I was wandering if anyone has any tips for feeding mandarin dragonets, I only got her yesterday and she only eats live food. Has anyone weened them onto frozen foods, if so how do you do it and is it easy. I live in australia and we do not yet have live organisms in a bottle that I can feed her so I need an alternative.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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Cross your fingers. Honesty if don't have an established large pod population odds aren't good sry. Andif ur relieing on pods in a bottle u will be buying them 2-3 times a week.
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Where can I get pods in a bottle?
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I can buy them at my lfs
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i would start a separate pod breeding tank regardless of wether she's eating or not now in case she suddenly stops eating. if you got her from a good supplier that new how to get them eating i highly suggest you keep her on that diet.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:04 PM   #6
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Do you live in Australia?
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And at the Lfs she was in there coral tank, eating the pods that bred in the tank. Would live brine shrimp keep her going?
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brine shrimp are tasty, but don't have the nutritional value to keep her going for long. i would seriously start setting up a pod tank ASAP.
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What are pods?
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pods is short for copepods, which are tiny crustaceans that live among plankton in live rock.
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