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Old 01-18-2012, 04:17 PM   #121
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That coral magazine article that was posted here really went in full detail of how to do it. I'm determined to keep this guy alive and it is in better hands with me than with the lfs.
...I'm not familiar with the article. What I am familiar with is the fish. From where it comes from through how to keep it for years.

I always used the 3 strike rule. I would give any one species 3 tries. If I couldn't successfully keep it, I moved on. Gregcoyote is correct, there are a number of other easier fish to enjoy.
best of luck...
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:19 PM   #122
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...I'm not familiar with the article. What I am familiar with is the fish. From where it comes from through how to keep it for years.

I always used the 3 strike rule. I would give any one species 3 tries. If I couldn't successfully keep it, I moved on. Gregcoyote is correct, there are a number of other easier fish to enjoy.
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In the app store if you have an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, there's an app that's called Coral Magazine which has an in depth article on mandarins and how to successfully train it to eat prepared food. Coral Magazine is also able to be purchased in real life.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #123
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In the app store if you have an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, there's an app that's called Coral Magazine which has an in depth article on mandarins and how to successfully train it to eat prepared food. Coral Magazine is also able to be purchased in real life.
Thanks for the info.
Retraining animals to eat non traditional food is old news to me. If it couldn't be done, there would have been no necessity or demand for flake food
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i have had my maderin for a year and ahalf fedding small brine he hasnt give no problems .
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i have had my maderin for a year and ahalf fedding small brine he hasnt give no problems .
What kind of setup and conditions?
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:38 PM   #126
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I will say this...the Mandarin is a fish worthy of research and going the extra mile to provide an environment that it will relish. I myself intend on building a system someday just for this purpose as I know it can be done.

my goal also, i think i'm goign to get one now although i may go through alot of money in bottles of pods but no one said the marine aquarium hobby was cheap and the view the beauty of a mandarine i think its money well spent
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my goal also, i think i'm goign to get one now although i may go through alot of money in bottles of pods but no one said the marine aquarium hobby was cheap and the view the beauty of a mandarine i think its money well spent
... a lot of bottles of pods? Learn how to cultivate them so you only need to buy 1 bottle.

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Cultivating a few species would be best. Buying hundreds of pods a day to feed a mandarin is a Lotto winner strategy

But then having a large tank with a huge amount of LR would not be a problem either.
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... a lot of bottles of pods? Learn how to cultivate them so you only need to buy 1 bottle.

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HOB refugium :P i just ordered one but who knows if that will be enough. i also have a rubbermaid bin with some live rock that i may grow some pods in but who knows. my parents already complain about my little section of fish stuff i have in the basement, so i'm kind of gettign annoyed with that
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Mandarins, are they really a difficult fish?

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... a lot of bottles of pods? Learn how to cultivate them so you only need to buy 1 bottle.

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Hi Andy,
How do you culitvate your pods? And what are you feeding them? I ran out of Photo-Feast and all I have is frozen rotifers & frozen cyclop-eeze will that work on feeding them? Plus I have the other cyclop-eeze made by Instant Ocean in little packets don't know how that one would work????
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