Here's the plan. Let me know if I've missed anything.
I have the 26G set up at with an established but undersized filter (from my 10G QT) and a wrasse that was in QT (he's going to have to go through hypo with everyone else since I'll need the 10G for the mandarin. Who knows, maybe I'll be able to train the mandarin on frozen foods while he's in there. Fingers crossed) The new HOB
filter has been running on the main tank's sump since Monday and I'll leave it there as long as I can, or until I have 2-3 fish in the hospital tank and I need to move it over.
At that point I'll move the small filter back to the 10G and try to catch the mandarin. I can grab a ball of chaeto from the fuge and put it in there with him, and place an order for pods
. Any tips on encouraging him to eat mysis or brine would be welcome. It's going to be a tough couple months for him.
I'm having flashbacks about how hard it was to catch everybody the first time without tearing up the tank and damaging any corals. :-( I'd be thrilled if anyone wants to share their success stories! I could use a little encouragement.