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Old 12-08-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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Mandarin Problems!! Help!!!

I just bought theses guy yesturday and all he does is sit in the sand. Does he have a problem?Click image for larger version

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Old 12-08-2014, 03:27 PM   #2
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Not sure what you mean, it doesn't move or it doesn't swim in the water column?


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Old 12-08-2014, 05:52 PM   #3
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He just stays in his corner. He is the black thing in the bottom left corner.


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How old is the tank and where did you get him? Did you ask if he was feed live,frozen, or mixed?


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is he eating mandarins are one of the most difficult little fish to keep alive
how old is the tank is there a big population of pods
usually when they stick to one spot it means theirs stress
how was he acclimated did you check salinity of water in his bag cause some fish shops do keep lower salinity levels than we do in our tanks most of us stay in the range of 1.024 to 1.026
sudden changes will stress a mandarin
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bright lighting when just added
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He doesn't swim anywhere else.


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I didn't check the salinity so maybe that's it. I just floated him for 15min and add a little tank water every so often for another 20 mins.


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I didn't check the salinity so maybe that's it. I just floated him for 15min and add a little tank water every so often for another 20 mins.

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You should look into drip acclimating. It eases the fish into the change of parameters slowly. Much better form of acclimating.
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I have a mandarin and drip acclimatised him over an hour in a bucket. I add shrimp eggs daily and he also loves garlic shrimp when I feed it.


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