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post #1 of 3 Old 02-14-2008, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Just curious to know is there anything else that a mandarin goby can eat besides those little insects that wonder the tank? Like anything in particular at the fish store. I hear they are hard to take care of......but i just don't understand why? The fish store have plenty of them in one tank.....how hard can it be?

here is a picture of one.....they are really cool looking


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1-Brochis Catfish
1-Swordtail
1-Khuli Loach
1-Mystery Snail
4-CAE
1-Gourami
4-Blue/Black Striped Chiclids

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-14-2008, 11:56 AM
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Yes they are pretty,interesting,etc.BUT alot of mandarins starve in the long run.They love pods and after they wipem out thats it unless u supplement your pod population.Its best to get a young one that u can train to take other foods like cyclopeeze.But thats just it gettin them 'trained'.They are abundant at FS and usually cheap too,but they require a little care and 'luck' to be sucessful in the long run.
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Yes they are pretty,interesting,etc.BUT alot of mandarins starve in the long run.They love pods and after they wipem out thats it unless u supplement your pod population.Its best to get a young one that u can train to take other foods like cyclopeeze.But thats just it gettin them 'trained'.They are abundant at FS and usually cheap too,but they require a little care and 'luck' to be sucessful in the long run.

alright thanks for the info. to me they seem prety difficult and will probbaly have a hard life with me....i dont want that to happen.....they are beautiful fish maybe one day if i get a 100gal i will get one

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4-Angelfish
1-Brochis Catfish
1-Swordtail
1-Khuli Loach
1-Mystery Snail
4-CAE
1-Gourami
4-Blue/Black Striped Chiclids

10 Gallon Nano Reef

(nearly set up)
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