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Old 01-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Tips for feeding mandarin dragonet?

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I was wandering if anyone has any tips for feeding mandarin dragonets, I only got her yesterday and she only eats live food. Has anyone weened them onto frozen foods, if so how do you do it and is it easy. I live in australia and we do not yet have live organisms in a bottle that I can feed her so I need an alternative.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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Cross your fingers. Honesty if don't have an established large pod population odds aren't good sry. Andif ur relieing on pods in a bottle u will be buying them 2-3 times a week.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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Where can I get pods in a bottle?
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:02 PM   #4
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I can buy them at my lfs
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:02 PM   #5
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i would start a separate pod breeding tank regardless of wether she's eating or not now in case she suddenly stops eating. if you got her from a good supplier that new how to get them eating i highly suggest you keep her on that diet.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:04 PM   #6
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Do you live in Australia?
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:05 PM   #7
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And at the Lfs she was in there coral tank, eating the pods that bred in the tank. Would live brine shrimp keep her going?
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:08 PM   #8
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brine shrimp are tasty, but don't have the nutritional value to keep her going for long. i would seriously start setting up a pod tank ASAP.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:09 PM   #9
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What are pods?
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pods is short for copepods, which are tiny crustaceans that live among plankton in live rock.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #11
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Ok, do u guys know any websites were I can buy them from, my lfs dosent have them
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:18 PM   #12
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Brine can have good nutritional value as long as they are feed between hrs 8-12 of there life.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:23 PM   #13
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But my fish is older than 8-12 hours
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #14
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Lol no no the brine shrimps nutritional value is between hrs 8 & 12 of the shrimps life. Sry bout that
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he's talking about the shrimp i would really say just try and have as many options on hand as you can, so you've got some backup if she decides to get picky.
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Ok, I've got some brine shrimp eggs in a little hatcher, how long do you think they would take to hatch? And with the copods how do I bread them? Thank you for your help
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http://www.melevsreef.com/mandarin_diner.html
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #18
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Not a clue and the copodes I guess u really don't breed them it kinda just happens and they build up as ur tank matures.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #19
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Thanks Alex! That's a really good idea. And I guess I just buy a bottle and pour it in? Thanks again guys, this really is alot of help
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Thanks Alex! That's a really good idea. And I guess I just buy a bottle and pour it in? Thanks again guys, this really is alot of help
I do the samething the days I feed pellets
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