Amphipod population and the mandarin dragonette

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by cwjjets, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. NU-2reef

    NU-2reef Montipora Digitata

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    sounds like you are really making the best of what you have to work with. good for you. nice to see someone who cares so much about their fish.

    I remember a 3reef member (peredhil) had a thread or build on what he did to reproduce pods in another system to replenish his main display. pretty cool thread. i'll try to find it.

    i think this is it. http://www.3reef.com/forums/fish-food/going-start-pod-farm-65860.html
     
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  3. Corailline

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    May not work for everybody but when I had a mandarin, I kept balls of chaeto in the sump/fuge. About once a week I would rotate them out of the sump and into the display. It is amazing how many pods stick to them. But you have to start with a healthy population in the sump and tank for this to be effective.
     
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    I have a feeling you hate me now... :-/
     
  5. NU-2reef

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    no kid hate is a strong word. i understand you are young which is why i tried to educate you a little on the topic. just try to understand what people are telling you and make your own judgements from there. no hard feelings pal

    i owe you a frag if we ever cross paths k8)
     
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    ok sorry if i aggrevated you then; just saying what i thought was right i guess... on the bright side i could always go for a frag lol ;D
     
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    It was told to me like this "We all can agree to dis-agree"

    As far as the origional post if you know what you want and how to feed it all you have is time try and just do the best that you can do. LOL

    oh.... and have a back up plan
     
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  9. elweshomayor

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    and a back up plan to the back up plan... "just in case"
     
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    I think I'll post this for every Mandarin/pod thread. There are other prepared foods that they will eat, but IME, they go crazy for Nutramar Ova. It takes just a little bit of training to get them going on it. Mine will eat it right out of the feeding tube. Corals love it, too. Check it out:

    YouTube - ORA Spotted Mandarins eating Nutramar Ova
     
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  12. NU-2reef

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    thats a sweet video. i remember when matt posted that ORA were keeping dragonettes that take to frozen prep'd food and was thrilled to hear that. but proof is worth more than words. thanks for sharing this