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Old 03-23-2012, 03:27 AM   #1
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ok so what are threse tiny critters that only come out when the light goes off??
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:43 AM   #2
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oh and I forgot to mention these things molt.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:56 AM   #3
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amphipods , I have some huge one's running around
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amphipods , I have some huge one's running around
oh wow really my tank has been up for 6months now and there's a ton of them. do u think I could get a mandarin dragonet ?
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I have never had one, but from what I read they eat 1000 plus a day and need very established tanks.
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They eat mostly copepods, which are much smaller than the amphipods. Although i have seen mine take down a huge amphipod once. If you look really close, and you see tiny lice-like looking bugs, those are the ones you'll need for a mandarin. How big is your tank?
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They eat mostly copepods, which are much smaller than the amphipods. Although i have seen mine take down a huge amphipod once. If you look really close, and you see tiny lice-like looking bugs, those are the ones you'll need for a mandarin. How big is your tank?
oh yea I do see those little ones too. I have a 55gal tanks and CPR/skimmer with built in refugium
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I would wait awhile. And amphipods and Copepods are really good scavengers.
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