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Old 05-03-2011, 09:04 AM   #21
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Will do. Last night my Mandarin was chasing pods around by the live rock and this morning he ate some cyclopeeze, so i think keeping a Mandarin takes alot of care and effort. Not a 100 gallon tank lol.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:18 AM   #22
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Will do. Last night my Mandarin was chasing pods around by the live rock and this morning he ate some cyclopeeze, so i think keeping a Mandarin takes alot of care and effort. Not a 100 gallon tank lol.
I agree 100%
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:25 AM   #23
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I'd love to see links to mandarins living 3 years or longer in a small tank. I keep hearing stories about mandarins that were eating prepared foods that stopped suddenly one day. It takes months for a healthy mandarin to starve to death if there are any pods being supplemented.
It is possible with a green water tank a/o some other methods but it take quite a bit of dedication. One vacation could end it all.
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I'd love to see links to mandarins living 3 years or longer in a small tank. I keep hearing stories about mandarins that were eating prepared foods that stopped suddenly one day. It takes months for a healthy mandarin to starve to death if there are any pods being supplemented.
It is possible with a green water tank a/o some other methods but it take quite a bit of dedication. One vacation could end it all.
What do you mean by green water tank?
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:17 AM   #25
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My bottle of pods came in green water, i think thats how they eat. I think anyways....

Just following along to see how this all shakes out
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I think he means a tank filled with phytoplankton to feed the coepods.( like a culture) and i have a sucess story of 2 years in a 12 gallon nano reef and still looking
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #27
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Don't worry about others, just do what you gotta do for your fish. I know there are people who have kept them in nano's no need to prove your point.

People are just worried is all. This fish is like the unobtainable goal so many salties have in their hearts, myself included.

If you are dead set against bringing him back and trying we all will try to be as supportive as we can. Just remember alot of people on here have also tried and failed so we're not just trying to rain on your parade.

I really hope your guy does well, really. I'd like to know updates as you go along. I intend on adding one to my 55g at the end of the year so anything I can see here will help.
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Sounds great and thanks for the support! I am keeping him for sure haha
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #29
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LOL Don't kid yourself, I think you should have waited to get him but hey, I got a scooter I can barely feed so i can't be throwing stones now can I? ROFL

I tried returning my scooter but no one wanted the responsibility of keeping it alive. I spent hours going through my phone book. But what's done is done right?

is your guy taking any preapred foods yet? Have you tried frozen cubes yet? Mine will eat a small bit of emerald entree. It looks kinda like pods when melted so the fish I don't think notices.
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all i have got him to eat is cyclope-eeze. he ate some this morning too
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