Ahh sorry if my post came of harsh, wasn't intended. I respond to a quite a few threads that are asking about mandarins, and get carried away sometimes because often people have no clue besides what color they want. Again, sorry if my post sounded harsh.
If, after you wait for your tank to get established, you can either grab an ORA mandarin, or I typed up an article-ish post in the Saltwater Fish and Coral Profiles subforum. It may be of some help if you want to attempt to train it to eat prepared foods. Keep in mind they constantly peck at rocks, no matter if a pod is there or not, so you may have just missed it eating pods
. They also seem to be more active just after the lights go out, which is when there is quite a bit of activity with pods
Just a recommendation on books, if you ever happen to come across "Reef Secrets," grab it. Can't remember the authors' names, but it is packed full of info that is up to date with almost everything. Most books out there now refer to PC
lighting as the "greatest leap in aquarium lighting" which is usually a huge red flag that the book is out of date. Hope I helped a bit in this post, and again, very sorry if I offended you.