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Old 08-03-2011, 11:32 AM   #11
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Wow I lived in deltona for 4 year and worked in Orlando the whole time. Small world lol. I'm in ft myers now and there not cheap here lol
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:04 PM   #12
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So? About the mandarin. Any more opinions? I actually have a beach house in FL but live in NJ. Beach house is on Singer Island!
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:13 PM   #13
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JMO but he wont last long with the snowflake it seems like pricey fish food
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:32 PM   #14
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Anyone else? If I did add one, what should I do. Should I feed all of the fish before and then turn out lights? I really want one of these guys and any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #15
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My snowflake eel has never ever shown aggression to any of my fish, even my yellow tang that always bumps her fin in his face. Maybe it's just mine, but it's very docile. Mine is only about a foot long though so maybe it's too young.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:42 PM   #16
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Mines a baby too. My main concern is my grouper. Hes only about 6" but eats HUGE shrimp. If I added the mandarin at night would that help?
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:44 PM   #17
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Also if I fed the fish before adding him?????????
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:59 PM   #18
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I wouldn't add him. The grouper and the trigger scare me. Anyways, mandarins are one of those fish that absolutely should not be kept in aquariums. They require a constant supply of copepods, which is difficult to maintain. Even if you get one that eats prepared food, it's not healthy since you are not feeding it whenever it wants to eat, you're feeding it when you want. These fish have high metabolism that require them to eat frequently.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:54 PM   #19
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I know. I am trying to get my pod count up. Would it HELP if the fish were fed and the lights out. I will take all proper precautions neccesary (if I get it of course). Any help appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:56 PM   #20
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I think if the fish are going to hurt it, they would do it whenever they wanted to. And if not when it's first placed, then the next day.
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