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Offline Reeferntraining

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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2019, 18:43:09 »
He hardly ever puts his fin up unfortunately. Itís magnificent! His tank mates couldnít care less about him. Which Iím thankful for. Heís also so chill, I named him Chilly lol.

They are such adapted hunters, I would say they rarely ďmissĒ or peck at something that isnít food.

I have an extremely large population of Tisbe & Apocyclops pods. I have a home made breeder for them in my sump and most importantly, I have no other pod hunters in the tank. My melanuras is so big I donít even think he sees them anymore. I inspect the rocks with a flashlight in the mornings just to make sure he still has plenty of food and Iím seeing appx 5-10 pods per square inch. So Iím sure heíll be nice a fat soon.

Neat!  I've wondered if my mandarin was grabbing a pod each time she pecked at the rocks or glass.  I wonder if anyone knows? 

Also, I believe you have a female there.  :)  Or can I just not see the long spine in this pic?

Brandon



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Re: Captive bred green mandarins from Sustainable Aquatics!
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2019, 09:19:24 »
Nice!  That makes sense with them being highly adapted.  I took a wrasse off of my fish list after I got her to keep as many pods for her as possible.  Now, though, it may be back on the list... just not sure which one.  Probably a fairy wrasse of some sort.

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