09-04-2009, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Pasfur
Copepods and amphipods will spread rapidly and naturally. Systems with Mandarins have very high demand on these populations, and generally require deep sand bed systems and a refugium.
Commercially packaged copepods are available at your LFS, for supplemental feedings. Generally speaking, you will need a minimum of 75 to 125 gallons of water per Mandarin, even in systems which utilize all of the methods discussed here.
I would like to ditto my comments above. Not sure what else to say. You can't keep this fish successfully in your system.