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Old 09-09-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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I received Copepods in the mail today, to feed my dragonette. They are in a plastic bag. How can I store them to keep them alive? I have two bags of 500 pods.
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500 pods is barely going to feed the mandarin for a couple days. if you have a refugium i would dump one bag down there and one in the DT. otherwise you can put the remaining in the fridge.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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Wow! That's a lot to eat. I have been feeding him frozen brine shrimp a couple times a day. He is a good eater. My LFS should be getting some pods in next week. It's really hard to find them, unless through the mail. Then it is expensive. I don't have a refugium. Its a 20 gallon tank.
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well, if he's eating frozen brine, try to get him to eat frozen mysis. then you don't need the live pods at all.
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I will, thanks!
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I feed my mandarin. Emerald entree frozen he likes as well as arcti-pods and live brine. He is doing great and his colors look amazing. I had trouble finding pods too. I love my mandarin so much I just bought a teeny spotted mandarin today.
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those fish can eat a bottle of pods in a day.
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And arcti-pods says add one teaspoon per day for every 100 gallons. So it'll save you lots in the long run if u have a smaller tank like me. I have a 40 gallon so I feed them every other day
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don't believe that a teaspoon from one of those bottles will support a mandarin.
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This thread is going on in two places. I just answered on the other thread. LOL

How big is this tank that you put 2 mandarins in?
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