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Old 04-30-2009, 09:35 PM
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I bought some Cheato 6 week's or so ago. I went day before yesterday and bought a Mandarin. The Cheato and all are in my D.T. How long before I would need to add more pod's and how often should I do this?
Will it be okay to have a male and female Mandarin the same tank together?
Some times I read about fish and it states only keep one in the tank. Will this apply to Mandarin's also?
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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i dont have much experience with manderins but mine trys to bite its own reflection in the glass somtimes
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:02 AM   #3
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It is not his reflection he is biting, He is eating Pod's...
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:09 AM   #4
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I had success with 2 scooters (male/female) before but never tried with mandarins but I would assume they would be OK but let someone else chime in before making a decision.

As far as the pods, I would get some just in case just because you never have enough pods for a mandarin IMO.
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:39 AM   #5
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Is this for the 55 gallon?? You have a fairly new 55 gallon tank and you are thinking of putting a second mandarin in the tank??? 1 mandarin is too many for a 55 as they constantly eat something you are going to have a hard time replinishing.
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+1 on the 1 for the 55g. It is my favorite fish by far and i have done a fair bit of reading on them. I would say only the 1 but thats just me.
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+1 i think one mandarin would be a handful in a 55 & it will decimate the supply of pods quicker than u might think & i would suggest looking into Packleader's idea of "Bucket-O-Pods" if you wanna keep plenty of food for your mandarin
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You can't keep 2 males together. And 2 is too many. And the reflection thing, is probably a ticked mandarin trying to fight his reflection.
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Okay six post later stil no answer except a bunch of opinions I will try again...
I bought some Cheato 6 week's or so ago. I went day before yesterday and bought a Mandarin. The Cheato and all are in my D.T. How long before I would need to add more pod's and how often should I do this?
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It's not a cut and dry answer....

What size tank?

Do you have a fuge?

What tankmates?

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