Originally Posted by chimmike
I get the odd feeling you're the pessimist on the board?
No offense though
None taken and I'm not being pessimistic. I've just read too many "Why did my mandarin die after 2 months in my 30 gallon tank' posts to not advise against it, UNLESS you have seen it eat frozen or other prepared food.
Yours is apparently eating frozen food so you may be lucky. I have also heard of some that stopped eating prepared foods too.
By the time you notice the sunken belly it's usually to late. You can not appreciate how many pods
this fish eats in a day unless you have one. They are constantly foraging the rocks for pods
. I have a 185# of LR
and another 15# of LR
rubble plus a pod pile. Yes I have a lot of pods
in my tank and my mandarin has been doing well for a couple of years now.