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Old 11-15-2005, 04:15 PM   #11
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That fish is so beutiful! I would love to have one. Maybe xmas present for me and Brian..........Hint.
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:01 PM   #12
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Beautiful Mandarin. I was always told they were difficult to keep unless you had copious amounts of LR to support they're natural food source.

I don't mean to hijack the thread but I have had my Mandarin for about 6 months in a 30 gallon SW tank with about 30 lbs of LR and he too seems to be doing quite well.

He actively eats Mysis and Brine shrimp and will eat Blood Worms as well.
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:42 PM   #13
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Seems like I know a lot of people who's mandarin eats well. Maybe their eating habits or non-eating habits are a bit exaggerated?
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:03 PM   #14
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That fish is so beutiful! I would love to have one. Maybe xmas present for me and Brian..........Hint.
Hahah nice way to get a message across Melissa..

I think Mandarins are just another hit and miss fish. Some will eat, some wont. even though it is eating prepared foods I also have 240lbs of LR for it to roam around....
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Did you like that Hopefully he will chime in at anytime seeing the post.....
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I do not think their eating habits are exaggerated at all. I have one that will not eat any kind of prepared food. Some people get lucky and get a mandi that has been tank raised since birth in an enviornment where there was no natural prey, most of us however do not get that lucky.
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I had one a while back and had problems with it because it wouldnt eat!!!! Good luck!!! Seems like he or she is doing very well though!!
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More pics.. He is very active now..! So i took out the camera again..1st without flash..2nd and 3rd with..Now can anyone tell me.. His dorsal fin spine is a little lop sided.. is that a problem? It only sticks up when its scared or alerted?
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:20 PM   #20
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got the hint. Just ordered a spotted one.
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