captive bred mandarins

Discussion in 'Breeding fish' started by Achilles, 17 Jul 2010.

  1. Achilles

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    Isnt this wonderful i love how the hobby is evolving what a change from the 80s when keeping these fish was impossible

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    :thumbup:AGREED
     
  4. Anemone

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    80's? A few years ago this was unheard of. But yes, I love it! Just imagine what we will see 5 years from now.
     
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    I think in 5yrs from now, we will see captive bred seahorses being released into the wild and stocked in every lfs due to the efforts of the breeders, Brenda, don't you have babies to feed?:thumbup:
     
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    Really cool clip! i love mandarins! and it is so cool to see so many happy captive breds! thanks for the clip!
     
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    Me want mandarin :( think my nennie would eat it though
     
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    This sort of stuff makes me very very happy. Like, super happy. :-D
    Now, wheres marcel and mandarinman. They've got some catching up to do!! ;-)
     
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    waiting in anticipation for marcel to set up my phyto
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    What are the requirements to successfully keep these guys? Is just a healthy pod population? :confused1:
     
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    more a case of a sustainable pod population, no fish with similar diets,
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    My DT at lights off looks like an ant farm!! so if I were to get one he would(should) be ok but what about other fish already in? I have following:

    Reagal Tang
    Yellow Tang
    Niger Trigger
    Clown Trigger
    Jumping Bean
    Cleaner Wrasse
    Perc Clowns
    Pyjama Cardinal
    Sailfin Mollie

    Would he be at risk?
     
  13. Achilles

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    gMan , it depends how you introduce him , dont see much that will compete with it for food like pods but you have some triggers and they can be bad for new fish :whistling: especially peaceful mandarins , so if you get a large enough perspex box drilled with holes in it and the good size mandarin not too small so they think of him as food put him in the acclimitization box for a couple of days , to see how the triggers behave towards it? add a live rock to the box with the mandarin and perhaps an airstone for circulation as well as many drilled holes, you will then have an indication of whether there is likely to be aggression or predation

    long term you want a refugium attached to your aquarium where pods can multiply all the time , that your mandarin cant eat, so it doesnt make them extinct :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for the info Achilles, think I'll work on getting a refugium in place first...
     
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    Just a few! :biggrin:
     
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