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Old 04-18-2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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Mandarine Goby

I was thinking of purchasing one and was told to wait 6 months before aquiring the fish. Will the fish eat flakes if I sink them?
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How large is your tank? There is a very, and I mean very slim chance it will eat flakes. If it does it is not enough to keep them alive. They need a constant pod food source as they will graze nonstop.
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typically it is suggested that you have at least #100 of LR w/ refugium and wait at least a year for a mandarin....they feed on pods and most people cannot sustain the population needed for this animal.....they end up starving to death

flakes will not sustain a mandarin, even if they decide to eat them
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Ok to answer your question its a 20 gal and I did have a scooter blenny for a while that did well until and epidemic of Ick.
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Definitely not large enough for a mandarin.
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