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Old 10-06-2013, 06:25 PM   #791
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Hawk fish, especially long nosed are excellent jumpers. I have lost several over the years as they figured out how to jump thru tiny holes.
I have screen lids that have not a single hole in them, so im confident about keeping him in there. And i cpletely understand about both sides. I even offered to submit any water for testing purposes and went as far as to say ill provide anything necessary to rule my tank parameters out of the equation
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:24 AM   #792
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After a good long look at the mandarin, i decided to setup the 10g qt tank again. Ive moved the mandarin over and im going to start hand feeding him until he readily takes prepared foods. I know that its asking alot but after reading through several reefcentral threads, people are having consistant luck training their mandarins via this method. I attempted to feed him selcon and garlic soaked mysis, he did take two pieces but spit a majority out. So i left 3 lil chunks in the tank. I will be making a trip to the lfs in the am to get either frozen brine or live brine culture start kits. The transition will be as follows: live brine: frozen brine: frozen mysis, then hopefully pellets. Either way i need to get this lil guy bulked back up and on something reliable until i can get my pod farm up and running.
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Good luck buddy! If mine will start eating mysis out of the water column you can train it.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #794
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Got some good and bad news. Good news is the store manager from petco called me and refunded me for BOTH lost flames... I am a very satisfied customer now. They even tested the water and it came back perfect except my ph was a tad lower than theirs. Now the bad, the mandarin isnt eating yet and on top of that, the blue face is hiding and not coming out.... Its the one fish i REALLY want in my tank and its looking like this one wont make it.
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Got some good and bad news. Good news is the store manager from petco called me and refunded me for BOTH lost flames... I am a very satisfied customer now. They even tested the water and it came back perfect except my ph was a tad lower than theirs. Now the bad, the mandarin isnt eating yet and on top of that, the blue face is hiding and not coming out.... Its the one fish i REALLY want in my tank and its looking like this one wont make it.
Getting the mandarin to eat prepared foods isn't always as easy as some make it sound. In my 30 years I never accomplished it. That's why I'm kind of negative about the sale of dragonettes. My son has kept one for a couple of years now, but mine, with a pod farm supporting him died a few months back. I am done with them. Hope yours works out!
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Getting the mandarin to eat prepared foods isn't always as easy as some make it sound. In my 30 years I never accomplished it. That's why I'm kind of negative about the sale of dragonettes. My son has kept one for a couple of years now, but mine, with a pod farm supporting him died a few months back. I am done with them. Hope yours works out!
I was told they wont live ling on prepared foods.
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I was told they wont live ling on prepared foods.


ORA sells mandarins that have been trained to prepared foods, but I have heard they can revert to their old ways and starve. Some mandarins do great without much fuss, my son has one. But I haven't had that luck. They can eat thousands of pods a day and strip a tank in no time. Great little fish that has a very high mortality rate in the trade.
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Got a glimmer of good news. The mandarin took frozen brine today. Didnt go nuts but took a few pieces and kept them down. Hes slowly learning that the pipette is food. Hopefully progressing another step tm
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Good news!! Apparently someone i went to high school with got into the sw/coral hobby awhile ago and has been fragging his own corals for awhile. After a convo with him today, im going to be picking up a frag or two pf zoas tm... For free!! Setting up the 5g fluval chi tank
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