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Old 11-26-2010, 09:44 PM   #11
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how long is "thus far"?
mandarins and scooters eat the same thing-pods. you definitely don't have enough pods to sustain 1 of them, let alone 3. even if you add a bottle of store bought pods a day, they will still starve.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:15 PM   #12
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There's no way to tell if something is going to die until it does. You still have a chance at the star fish at living. Don't worry, if it's healing, it may still be healthy enough to live. I'm not saying it gonna die because at the moment, it's living. You can't compare your own incidents and how long your animals lived to how long you think someone else's will live. Good luck with the starfish!
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:17 PM   #13
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There's no way to tell if something is going to die until it does. You still have a chance at the star fish at living. Don't worry, if it's healing, it may still be healthy enough to live. I'm not saying it gonna die because at the moment, it's living. You can't compare your own incidents and how long your animals lived to how long you think someone else's will live. Good luck with the starfish!
and by that, I'm talking to others. You don't know what the starfish looks like and if it's going to live. Stop saying it's gonna die. Do your dance when it does in 3 years.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:01 AM   #14
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They have been here for a couple of months. The mandarincruises the bottom, glass, and rocks picking at and eating things and the scooters eat marine pellets, seaweed, and things outta the sand. I also added a bottle of copepods a while ago and they hopefully multiplied for the mandarin.

And to SnailySophi, thank you for the confidence and the optimisim! I'm hoping my experience will be different as well! =]
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:15 AM   #15
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Unless the mandarin is eating prepared food IT IS GOING TO DIE.
A 30 gallon tank cannot produce enough pods unless it is supplemented by a very large refugium. That's just a fact. Oh, you could also try adding a bottle of pods every day, because mandarins eat hundreds per day.

The previous posts have given you good information. Research the livestock you have and you will find that you should follow the advice from those on this forum who have been keeping successful tanks for years.
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I wasn't saying they weren't correct. I just know that each individual fish differs even within that species. For example I've had a tank for years and my chocolate chip star has never eaten coral but I'm not saying that they don't, that other people's haven't, or that mine won't decide too. I was just simply saying mine hasn't. Neither has more coral beauty and if it does begin eating coral I can remedy that. I believe what everyone says and I've done research and seen that it's true, I'm just adding my personal experience with my aquarium that I've had for years. I appreciate all the information given! =]
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:03 AM   #17
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There's no way to tell if something is going to die until it does. You still have a chance at the star fish at living. Don't worry, if it's healing, it may still be healthy enough to live. I'm not saying it gonna die because at the moment, it's living. You can't compare your own incidents and how long your animals lived to how long you think someone else's will live. Good luck with the starfish!
Not a very wise statement. You are talking about 40-50 yrs of SW experience between the posters on this thread. These folks have alot of knowledge and experience and can pretty well tell you what most likely will happen. Yes there is the rare moment that the unpredictable happens. But those times are very few and far between. We all have seen thread after thread of people that ignored good information and suffered the consequences. You dont know how many times we have mentioned to people that their tanks are overstocked but they had their mind made up that they were going to do what the wanted. Then the next thing you know there is a thread titled "Why are my fish dead". I`m not talking about Wishin. It sounds like he really does appreciate the info. Good luck on the tank Wishin.
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yes, i'd love to hear we were proved wrong. meanwhile, the scooters still eat pods along with their prepared foods. they are depleting the pod population for the mandarin. maybe the scooters will live, but it will take months for the mandarin to starve.
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