Mine is an odd and out of place experience. My green mandarin ate pods
that I replenished constantly. Several months ago, he began swimming after mysis when I fed the tank and ate them like the rest of the fish. This is highly abnormal and many that have got their mandarin to eat prepared foods do so with a feeding station. Like already stated, he is very slow and can easily have the food swiped out from infront of him by faster fish...and normally does. With this being said, he still consumes pods
quickly. I do regret trying to keep one, in all honesty. Great fish, but more money than I'd want to put into a fish at this time.