hi everyone. I have a couple of questions about feeding a mandarin.
I have a 90 gal
, it's been running at least 6 months. There is some LR
, but not the recommended 100lbs. I was loaded with pods
, and i thought it would be ok, so i bought a mandarin a few weeks ago.
I think he's depleted the pod population, though I still see a few on the glass. He's still picking at them , but seems to be getting a little thin.
I read on here about trying to get them to take live brine and eventually frozen mysis.
I know the brine has basically no nutrition, what I'm wondering is if I soak the brine with garlic and Zoe, will that be enough. He ate the live brine that swam by him, so I'm hopeful. I love this fish and would love to keep him if possible.
Now the tough question...does anyone think I should bring the mandarin back to my LFS
while he's still healthy? I don't want to kill such a beautiful fish because of my bad judgement...or is the fact he took the live food a good sign?
I'd be willing to buy pods
if I kew where I could get them from.
I'm thinking I need to return him, but I'm really hoping someone will tell me he has a chance to thrive.
thanks in advance for any advice...even if it's not what I want to hear.