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Old 07-08-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
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What kind of pods should i feed my mandirian dragonette and how much? Should I put all 500 in?
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tigger pods are good. Yes, put them all in.
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I agree with Lisa. Put them all in.
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I put tigger pods in my tank. How do you know if they r colonizing? I don't see them at all. Hope my fish didn't eat them all. I put them in late at night. When fish are asleep. Clown, fire fish and another one that is purple and yellow.
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Can you explain your set-up a bit more? How big is it, how old, how much LR, do you have a fuge or sump? This will help determine the overall survivability of the manderin.
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I have a 46 gllon that has been up and running for 6 months I have a lot of LR and I have had my manderin for a few weeks and I just added the copepods.
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get a flashlight with a red lens over it and get up in the middle of the night. Turn on just the flashlight and watch the rocks closely. YOu may be surprised at what you see.
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Ahh yes..."night diving" in your tank will be a whole new experience. However, most Mandarins need at least 100 plus lbs of LR and a very mature tank to do well long term. You can certainly keep feeding the pods and see what happens. The best option is to add a fuge to the tank to give the pods a "refuge" to populate in. Good luck and keep us posted!
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Just begin culturing pods.
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Just begin culturing pods.
Yes, that should be the goal. However, without a safe refuge for the pos to populate in it may be difficult. A sump, fuge or even a HOB filter would certainly help. Pods dumped directly into the tank will be made quick work of by the eaters. It seems to be a very expesive meal.
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