Another way to keep a mandarin is if you see one at the lfs
, make them throw food in and see what it will eat. I got ane about 2 months after my 125g got going and it eats everything I throw in, the lfs
trained him to eat prepared food. But, with 190 lbs of rock and how fast pods
multiply, I would wait another 2 months and then give it a shot. Assuming you don't have any other pod loving livestock.