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post #181 of 237 Old 03-26-2010, 03:56 PM
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I would think the responsible thing to do would be to sell G2 or G3 of these guys, as 1st Gen CB doesn't give you a whole lot of time to find the drawbacks. Live foods are higher in nutrients than frozen and pellets, along with the natural oils and lipids that cannot be transported via frozen or freeze-dried foods (such as pellets). I have had a Mandarin in my 150 Reef for well over a year that does fine eating pods and whatever other live foods she can manage (Synchiropus splendidus with the smaller dorsal fin). I think that there is more research to be done and we will see how responsible ORA is...



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post #182 of 237 Old 03-26-2010, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
I read that Along time ago in a article where the guy used the method of madness, and spawned them on a diet of frozen foods. @

I'm aware of the third banggai being killed I have another tank to move it to. I am also looking for a tank breed pair to avoid the issue all together.

I think the jaw fish will be good.

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post #183 of 237 Old 03-26-2010, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
I think I will leave the gobies out in case the mandarins are truly eat prepared foods

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post #184 of 237 Old 03-26-2010, 07:04 PM
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I don't know if his success will transpose into your success. I think that people that get Mandarins that accept frozen and pellet food are lucky. The author of that article is also an experienced breeder, who has been fishkeeping for over fourteen years (as far as I can see from the article...). He has experience and patience with these kind of things and is operating out of an Institute Breeding lab.

I still think that the fish will do better with it's natural eating habits. Like I had said before, Live Foods contain the proper fatty acids needed for this fish to thrive, and I do not think they ae preserved in frozen or freeze-dired foods.



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post #185 of 237 Old 03-26-2010, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
I am looking at other fish that just came to mind.

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post #186 of 237 Old 03-26-2010, 10:11 PM
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I would take a look at Royal Grammas, Bicolor Blennies, and the various types of Dwarf Angels.

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post #187 of 237 Old 03-27-2010, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
I'm looking for 2 fish that stay in or very close to the rock.

The gramma and bicolor blennies are on track tho.
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post #188 of 237 Old 03-28-2010, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
I got the rock and sand. The sand is 4" on one side and 3 1/2" on the other should I get more sand?
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post #189 of 237 Old 03-28-2010, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
I hate posting twice and arguing. But, in my 75 gallon tank I have a male scooter blennie. He is eating frozen food. But, he has to compete with a dwarf angelfish, a clown fish, and a salfin tang. Would he be better competing with the fish I have choose?

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post #190 of 237 Old 03-30-2010, 08:00 AM
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Considering the feeding habits of Scooter Blennies and Yeloow-Headed Jawfish, I would assume these two would compete for food. They both depend on Live Foods near the surface of the sand. I actually think that the Jawfish would do better in the 75 and the Scooter would be fine in the 40. That is my opinion.



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