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Old 10-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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Ok one of the fish I wanted was a manderian goby and I read that hey eat Copepods and was wondering how I am able to keep those in my tank since I have heard of cases were they eat them all and starve????
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:55 PM   #2
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hard to keep one even w/ adding copepods very often which is crazy expensive! They could run out of copepods, their main/preferred food supply. It's best to find one that is already trained to eat frozen foods or you could take a chance, buy one and have a continuous supply of copepods and slowly introduce frozen foods in their diet. However, this takes a lot of patience/work/time.
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The short answer is dont do it unless you are either willing to spend hundreds of dollars on its food and even then it might die, or you have a 100+ gallon tank full with pods with a fuge and sump as well.
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Mandarins are beautiful fish but they require a constant supply of coperpods.
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I'm planning to get one of these as well if we find some h. erectus to go with it.

Get one that's trained on frozen already, if you can get them to feed it in front of you at the lfs.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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Ok that would be good to get a already trained one
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How big is your tank? And how old?
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Well I'm not getting one for a while but the size is about 5 and age is almost a week got a fish a Monday
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Mandarins need way bigger tanks then just 5 gallons.... What fish dis you get? Almost every fish meeds a bigger tank size then that, there are a few exceptions though
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I have a juvenile ocelleris clown and I have a bigger tank it is just not set up yet
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