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Old 02-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #11
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I'm waiting for a mandarin too. I see so much life on the substrate and rock that I might pick one up in the next few weeks.
Yea they are such cool fish I just want to make sure he's got a food supply as I've read they are difficult to train to eat
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No. Their population will increase and decrease with the maturity of the tank. You don't need anything to eat them.
Didn't mean to maintain population but aren't those what the mandarin eat? I eventually want one
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It might eat some of them, but the bulk of their diet is copepods. What size tank and how much rock?
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:51 PM   #14
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Gotcha ok was curious this tank is my nano tank 20 gal long 25 lbs lr and 30 lbs live sand
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I would never put a mandarin in that size tank. You can't buy enough pods to feed it. I would either try a ORA mandarin that allegedly eats prepared foods, get a much bigger tank, or skip it all together.
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I have a 125 gal at work would that work ? I really wanted him at home I am upgrading this tank to a 29 gal in a week going to use twenty gal as a qt I will look that one up now
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What does Ora stand for x?
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Oceans Reefs & Aquariums. They're a company that specializes in breeding tank-raised fish and corals. Usually ORA products are more expensive but have great quality.
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Thanks turtle I am on their website now think I might just buy one from them as I want one to eat prepared foods
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They don't sell to the general public, but I'm sure your LFS can order one for you.
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