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Old 12-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Mandarin goby

Tell me all you thoughts on mandarin goby's I have Ben doing a lot of reading on them but I would like your inputs.
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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the most outrageous fish in terms of color. i would def keep one if i can train it to eat pellets/frozen. it will live for years if you have an established tank with proper refugium setup. in essence, it's one of the fish that requires the least maintenance or the most, depending on your setup
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:25 PM   #3
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You need tons of pods. Been working on starting a colony, and they're getting eaten quick.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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the most outrageous fish in terms of color. i would def keep one if i can train it to eat pellets/frozen. it will live for years if you have an established tank with proper refugium setup. in essence, it's one of the fish that requires the least maintenance or the most, depending on your setup
They are much more difficult than havin a refugium and saying that will suffice. I know people who have established tanks with refugiums that can't keep them. If you get them eating frozen that's your best chance at survival. They are gorgeous but I would never call them low maintenance.
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What size tank do you have refugium etc? They are very difficult to keep as said above best if they are taking frozen for extra nutrients but they can go off frozen food once they have started taking it
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:54 PM   #6
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I have a 90 gallon it's not set up yet I still need a protean skimmer and a pump for the sump the sump is between 25 and 35 gallons I was reading you can have a colony in your sump an some of the pods will make it to the tank I know I have to take about so months after getting my tank goin before considering them but there so rad do you think the will do ok with a small group of clowns
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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I get back to you on the exact size of the sump . My tank is pre drilled for a sump but the stand it came with wasn't so I hve to cut a whole for the pipes
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:58 PM   #9
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He would do fine with clowns, just make sure your tank is well established. Wait at least 6 months to a year before introducing a mandarin. You want it to last, not to just buy a fish for it to starve because it looks cool ya know. An excellent pod population like everyone else said is needed.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #10
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How can I help with increasing the pod pop. And will having some in my ref. help an would any of them lie to make it into the tank becouse pods are little shrimp like critters in algae right like super small critters that make up a part of the plankton
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