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Old 02-24-2014, 08:12 PM   #1
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New green mandrain not eating help!!

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Old 02-24-2014, 08:18 PM   #2
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Just got a new green mandrain on Saturday and I feed the tank tonight brine shrimp but I watched and he didn't eat, he looks good but don't know why he won't eat. Please help...


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It's a mandarin that's why it won't eat. These guys rarely eating anything but pods. What size tank is it? If you don't get him eating frozen eventually you will need to keep buying copepods for him to eat
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Did the fish store even mention that the mandarin will only eat pods? Do you have a refugium?
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:40 PM   #5
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No they said he will eat brine shrimp but I guess I will order pods tonight and get it here quickly

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Always watch a fish eat. Don't just believe what they say
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Read up on pods. Yes you can buy them and keep it fed for a while but at some point your gonna have to be able to sustain them in your tank.
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Add to the tank at night when fish are asleep so they can breed correct?

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Also how long can he go with out food?

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Honestly I'm not sure. I started researching them and decided not to get one. I know you need a protected place in the tank for them to breed. A refugium is perfect. A pile of rocks sitting just right could work from what I've read.
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