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Old 03-03-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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Question DRAGONET Problems

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I've had my mandarin dragonet for about 2 months now and he has been doing great until recently. I have a 55gal tank for about 7 months with 45 pounds of LR and the dragonet has been picking on the rock since we put him in the tank.

Now, he looks very skinny and he has been eating the Mysis & Brine when we feed the other fish, which we've never seen him eat before. I almost feel like he is starving and I know their is not much nutritional value in Brine.

Is there anything further I could do? I was thinking about ordering copeods but shipping is $34, would it be worth it?

I know what some of you might say...dragonets don't last long, it will probably die... I've heard that before, I need to know what I could do to make him survive.

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Old 03-03-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
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You shouldn't need to pay $34 in shipping for copepods. Try this site, priority shipping is free. That said, I also have a hungry mandarin in my 55 gallon despite having added three 2 liter batches of copepods during the last six weeks. I think our tanks are just too small.

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They eat pods so if you can get some it would be a good idea. Make sure if you are feeding brine that it is vitamin fortified.
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