ask where u got the MG
and see what he was eating there. it all depends on how and where it was breed and raised. like carey said, they dont usually eat anything but the pods
. but ive been to a few stores where they were already trained to eat a variety. keep close watch though, i had one die of starvation before i knew about them. very cool fish but can be hard to keep. iphone has an app for Coral magazine thats free. u can view whole issues. they have one on there now all about the mandarin goby. check it out.