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Old 04-09-2011, 11:33 AM   #11
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My scooter blenny was thriving before i introduced pods. Im assuming he has been eating something in the tank. He did have a shrunken stomach but no more. My question is how long does it take to see a shrunken stomach. I had this fish for a week and the stomach is not shrunken but its not fat either. Its underside is the same as my scooter.
Also, my mandarin has a better chance in my tank than the lfs i got him from. They flip fish quick and i dont think they take the best care of the fish(. I usually get them a day or two after shipment day)
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They don't need to take good care if they just sell them which is what they're there to do.
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Does anyone know how long does it take for a shrunken stomach to be noticable. I dont know if my mandarin is eating fine or not?
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Will it not eat the frozen food? You may have mentioned this sorry.
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It all depends on how fat the mandarin is when you get him. For yours, he looks thin, so it should be easy to tell in a few weeks. But if you target feed him (turn off any PH's and use a small baster or syringe) and he keeps eating like that every other day, he should fatten up pretty quick.
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You have a 28 gallon?? why dont you just target feed the mandarin and see if he eats the food or not. Try things like brine,mysis, or blood worms. Mine loves the blood worms. If you watch you should be able to tell if they are eating or not.

Edit- oops i see i just repeated what krypt said pretty much, sorry
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:23 AM   #17
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Yea, did everything across the board. Including artic pods. It was a mistake because he didnt eat at the lfs, but then again it was in a corner. She is definitely active and comfortable in my tank. But i only see her eat like a nibble of something and thats about it. What she does when im at work is another story. Shes been around two weeks and shes not fat but does not have a shrunken stomach. I dont know if she is starving or not......
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