mandarin dragonet feeding

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  1. jfuller

    jfuller Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    have a very pretty mandarin dragonet which is looking a little skinny but is acting fine and is as active as he has ever been. established 2.5 year old tank. wondering if i should be feeding something special just for him? thoughts?.. reading online everyone says they eat copepods...
     
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  3. 1.0reef

    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    does it eat prepared? if not order a couple thousand pods and dump them in your fuge.
     
  4. jfuller

    jfuller Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    ive seen him pick at pellets however i was thinking about ordering up some pods. do i have to worry about level swings?
     
  5. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    What size tank. Mine ate prepared, but still starved to death because they don't eat "meals".... they graze on copepods all day.
     
  6. jfuller

    jfuller Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    10G tank with a Fluval 105 and a hob fuge so the total system is about 13G...
     
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    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    There is no way to maintain a Mandarin Dragonette in that tank. He will wipe the pod population out at a rate way way way higher than it could breed in that tank.
     
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  9. jfuller

    jfuller Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    ill move him to my 60g then. just not as old so i guess i should seed that tank with pods then...
     
  10. haloist

    haloist Skunk Shrimp

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    yeah, or get clumps of chaeto with pods already in them and that will help it populate faster!
     
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    jfuller Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    both tanks have fuges with chaeto growing pretty well. sounds good. thanks!
     
  12. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Even in a 60 gallon tank it will wipe out the pods in a short time.:cry: