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Old 01-06-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Please say hi to Bugsy! 8-)

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Congrats! I love my green spot! They are such a pretty fish.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #3
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Thanks! She's awesome... How long should I expect it to take for her to get a little more settled
in to her new home? She didn't even look at any food tonight during feeding time... But then again, my Springers Dottyback didn't eat it's first night home either...
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Do you have a stock of Copepods in your tank? Is she trained to eat frozen? I trained my with a turkey basture (?), before I fed the other fish I would squirt some food down by where he was swimming. It took him about a week to be completely settled.

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Awesome! I had one but sadly it didn't last.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:42 PM   #6
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Shes actually tank bred and has been eating frozen her entire life (which is why she was 3 times more expensive than wild caught lol)...
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:55 PM   #7
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That's awesome. I'm planning on getting a bicolor mandarin also. My green is a male.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #8
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Awesome! I had one but sadly it didn't last.
What happened Con? Lack of pods?
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What happened Con? Lack of pods?
Yup! I had been buying up to 2,500 pods every 2 weeks from reefs2go and I guess it wasn't enough.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:26 PM   #10
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Hi Bugsy! Enjoy the pod feast.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:25 AM   #11
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How's Bugsy?
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:36 AM   #12
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Hey! Thanks for checkin in... I had to bring Bugsy back to the LFS... She was getting real thin and wasn't eating even with spot feeding. The LFS said they will get her fat again (try to anyways) and if I want her back I can take her. They said she's eating like a champ, but is in a 12 gallon with only 1 other fish. I think there was too much competition in my tank... Thoughts??
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That stinks but there hard fish to keep. I've read people getting them after like 2 years of there tank running and a over flow of pods in the sump and display tank as they graze all day. Yours was eating prepared food though right?
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Yes frozen "Cyclopeeze".. They're basically frozen pods. The LFS said she was eating when they got her, and also now when they have her back. But not in my tank 8-(
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Yes frozen "Cyclopeeze".. They're basically frozen pods. The LFS said she was eating when they got her, and also now when they have her back. But not in my tank 8-(
Ah man, that's tough. Have you looked into ORA?

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Haven't looked into that Con, but she was captive bred... Which is why I'm so bummed about this... The whole situation is very humbling and is reminding me of my level of experience. Don't judge me please lol 8-(
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Haven't looked into that Con, but she was captive bred... Which is why I'm so bummed about this... The whole situation is very humbling and is reminding me of my level of experience. Don't judge me please lol 8-(
Nah, has nothing to do with your level of experience. It happens. I've had scooters that I've seen with my own eyes eat prepared food at my LFS. I brought it home and it was gliding around the tank, looking happy and then one day he passed. I tried this 3x's.

So... It happens. It's one of those things. Don't think any less about yourself. And judge? I don't judge people, that's not my style....
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Thanks my dude! It's just disheartening watching her get so thin! And of course since she was captive bred and "easier to care for", she was like 3 times more expensive than a wild caught... Just bummed all around about it I guess. And all this only a week after my Springers Dottyback went carpet surfing 8-(
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Thanks my dude! It's just disheartening watching her get so thin! And of course since she was captive bred and "easier to care for", she was like 3 times more expensive than a wild caught... Just bummed all around about it I guess. And all this only a week after my Springers Dottyback went carpet surfing 8-(
Ah... The ups and downs of the hobby. You'll bounce back bro.
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Yeah it's all part of the hobby. I'm sure you'll come across another one. This is my new addition.


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