Originally Posted by kdpuffer
Yeah I think your right, I'm just used to seeing them as tiny white dots on the glass. I looked up images and there are some that definitely fit the bill. I always wondered how a mandarin can stay fat and full on such tiny bugs, they ain't so tiny lol.
There are so many different types of pods
, it's crazy! I think Mandarins prefer the smaller sperm-like Amphipods and such. And they eat so darn many, it's like us surviving on popcorn. We would have to eat 3000 kernels a day to live. I've often thought the same about the Copperband, how can a fish that big survive on pods
alone? When I got mine, it was eating Mysis, and it still cleaned out my 180, in about a month! Luckily, I've got a fuge to steadily replenish, but there was a massive population reduction!
Best of luck with your tank, Kd.