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Old 05-31-2010, 07:26 PM   #31
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Apparently not until July if the guy on RC is right. Amazing though!
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That's not so long to wait. Maybe I'll get a male to add to my female.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:56 AM   #33
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Love at first sight hopefully.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:15 AM   #34
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Even if they become available in July, you still have to remember that they are very slow feeders and that must be taken into account.
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I had a mandarin in with my erectus seahorses and he learned to eat frozen mysis along with the sh`s. An employee at the LFS told me if you put 2 in the same tank they will fight whether they are same sex or opposite.. Not sure how true that is though, I never tried it.
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Not true provided they are the correct size.
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thats good to know thominil, I really loved my mandarin. I will have another one when I set up another tank. So they both have to be the same size? How do you tell the males from females?
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Males have a "spiked" dorsal fin (I think thats the right name for it, correct me if I'm wrong). Females have a kind of rounded dorsal fin. It's hard to define this in my opinion, maybe it's just me. Just google image the male and female and compare the fins and you'll see what I mean by spiked and rounded. You want the mandarins to be a different size and add them at least a month apart. HTH.
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ok thanks for the help.
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I'm assuming the Male should be bigger or does it not matter? And why the month?
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