Originally Posted by aquakid
Let me elaborate.
No, you really should not consider keeping a Mandarin in an aquarium of your size. This fish is one of those fish that are killed on such a frequent basis that we should probably ask congress to spend 10 or 20 billion on educating the hobbyists of their requirements.
Or better yet, perhaps we could start a program that provides a free refugium to all marine hobbyists who want to have a strong desire to keep a Mandarin. After all these are such beautiful fish that it is only fair if everyone who wants one gets the opportunity to keep one at home, and I'm sure that many people are unable to afford a refugium, especially in this tough economy.
I think that is what AquaKid was trying to say.