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Old 11-21-2011, 07:51 PM   #571
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Right now I can honestly say he is my coolest fish. Lol. He's ranked over the purple tang!
So awesome. I can't wait to get one, only about a year to go, LOL.
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Gorgeous little guy! Do you know if it's male or female by chance? Have you gotten it to eat any prepared yet or are you gonna just let it go for pods and be done with it?

Looking at my 125g tank today I was thinking on getting a wild red mandarin and just letting it go to town. lol
I don't think he/she is old enough to tell the sex yet- isn't it the males have the longer dorsal?

The red mandarins are really cool looking. Would love to get one- but I think I need to find out what this little bigger is. Don't want two males trying to kill each other .

I have a pretty good pod population but doused rotifers today just for a peace of mind. He has picked at cyclopeeze today- but I figured I'd start with bloodworms in about a week. He has been going to town on my rockwork so I know he isn't starving yet :P
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So awesome. I can't wait to get one, only about a year to go, LOL.
Lol. Have you started dosing rotifers and copepods yet?
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That is good to hear
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I don't think he/she is old enough to tell the sex yet- isn't it the males have the longer dorsal?

The red mandarins are really cool looking. Would love to get one- but I think I need to find out what this little bigger is. Don't want two males trying to kill each other .

I have a pretty good pod population but doused rotifers today just for a peace of mind. He has picked at cyclopeeze today- but I figured I'd start with bloodworms in about a week. He has been going to town on my rockwork so I know he isn't starving yet :P
Ohhh, so if you have a female Mandarin, you can get another female of a different type and they won't fight? Thanks!
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So awesome. I can't wait to get one, only about a year to go, LOL.
I got really lucky in the fact that all my rock has come from other established tanks with great populations and I have also dosed for a while now. It's a good enough population that I have to wipe pods off the glass every day
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Ohhh, so if you have a female Mandarin, you can get another female of a different type and they won't fight? Thanks!
That's what I've seen on my research. Two males is a no no. A male and a female- or two females are fine
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I got really lucky in the fact that all my rock has come from other established tanks with great populations and I have also dosed for a while now. It's a good enough population that I have to wipe pods off the glass every day
This is great, I can't wait for the day when I will get to wipe pods off of my 125g once it is set up! I will start dosing right away from the start, and maybe six or so months down the road, I will add a Mandarin. Thanks for the info!
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Hope u do have a female so u can have 2. Will b awesome to see
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Hope u do have a female so u can have 2. Will b awesome to see
I agree, for my 125g I was thinking a Red Mandarin and one other.
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