yes there are more accounts of them eating other foods but just because somebody else has had that happen doesnt mean you should buy one without having an established colony of copepods.
Also try enriching its food so it gets plenty of nutrients and stuff. A lot have people that have gotten them on flake and whatnot have had them die due to lack of nutrients.
you really should do research on any sw
fish before you buy it. Well for any fish for that matter.
Someone should really start a species profile on mandarins. Maybe i should submit one lol.Most people who have these have no idea what they really eat or how to keep them. but so far it seems like your doing pretty good since you had no lr
, got it without knowing anything about it really, and expecting it to eat flake food.....and suprisingly it did!
if you do get lr
get a lot of it and some macro. if it new lr
the mandarind will make short work of the existing pods
on it. try culturing some first then add them to te tank.