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Offline NeveSSL

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Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« on: February 08, 2019, 19:46:10 »
Sustainable Aquatics is now breeding mandarins and training them to eat pellet food.  I was able to snag one of the last ones of their current batch and it should be here Tuesday!  I can't wait.  I had a pair of mandarins back in the day, but it's been a while (that was around 2009).  The only downside to these is that they're tiny... only about 1".  But that's fine... I'm planning on target feeding.

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 20:16:57 »
Do let us know how this turns out for you!

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 20:36:12 »
Will do!

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 22:56:44 »
I have always loved mandarins.  I have had two over the years only to watch them wither away and die.  Would love to have another that would actually thrive in a reef tank.  Keep us posted.
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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 23:13:52 »
That is great news. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 23:16:55 »
I didnt see any on their web site, guess they have sold out of them already.
Jeff

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 07:47:14 »
This is great news. Ive always had pretty good luck with mandarins but itll be great if we dont have to get them out of the ocean anymore

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 08:51:30 »
ive never had a mandarin, never wanted something that has a high mortality rate like those fish do, but im really interested in one as of late.

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 12:12:35 »
She came in today!  Very happy and active.  They also gave me a bottle of Tigger pods, which I thought was a great touch.  I'm concerned she may get attacked by my emerald crab while she sleeps, but hopefully not.  I've had to dial my MP10 way back so she's not blown around everywhere.  I only have zoa's right now, so that's not a huge deal.

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 13:32:15 »
Thatís one cute little girl you have there!
Jeff

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 15:08:08 »
Thanks, Jeff!  I'm excited to have her.  Now to get her to grow some...   ^-^

Brandon

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2019, 01:53:27 »
Very cool!

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2019, 10:27:39 »
Beautiful fish! Hope she's doing well :)

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2019, 10:35:30 »
Thanks!  She is!  I added a lot of pods (and will continue to do so from time to time) and she is also eating pellet food.  They are really slow growers, so she hasn't grown any that I can actually tell, though. 

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2019, 13:52:27 »
She has grown quite a bit and is doing well! 

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