Mandarin Dragonette FOTM- May 08'

Discussion in 'Fish of the Month' started by wareagle35031, May 1, 2008.

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  1. Godbert

    Godbert Montipora Capricornis

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    sump fuge combo would be good too
     
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  3. evojoe67

    evojoe67 Aiptasia Anemone

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    just got a mated pair, that this guy i bought my 96gallon had for a few years.

    i was shocked to see that he did'nt have a refugium, and they were eating brine!

    i added them to my 210gal reef. i've got a refugium, so i hope that, plus the fact that they ate brine for him, will keep them going strong.

    anyone know if they ever spawned in captivity?
     
  4. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I can't believe how killer this fish is. Great pick for FOTM. I've waited almost 12 years before I bought my first (mandarin) dragonet. This is the first one I've owned and is doing great. Very peaceful fish. Needy little buggers. In my opinion this should be a much more expensive fish(paid 20 bucks for mine:speechles). I think this may keep this fish left for experienced keepers only.
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  5. nemo1991

    nemo1991 Millepora

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    wwoaah those are such beautiful fish, nice job!
     
  6. wildreef

    wildreef Stylophora

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    Will this do as a good subject ?
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  7. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    MAN that's a friggin' beautiful picture!! I think that's magazine material there!!
     
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  9. R34dawn

    R34dawn Ocellaris Clown

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    Hey great info! nice choice for FOTM...karma to you!
     
  10. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Agree.

    Sure "winner" for fish pic in DFS Photo Contest this month...

    Darn, is even going to beat out my entry...

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    Well at least we have the "Mandarin" catagory pretty well bracketed...;D
     
  11. cannedmulder

    cannedmulder Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    How can you tell if one is female and one is male if you shouldn't have 2 males together?
     
  12. atcdrifter

    atcdrifter Astrea Snail

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    its cool to watch the mandarin hover aspecially upside down ive had mine for a while in a 12gal and hes doing good doubled in size i got him feeding off live worms and now he also eats brine shrimp
     

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