hand feeding hake to my Mandarin

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  1. student

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    filmed my mandarin taking food from tweezers this morn. he makes sure he gets his share of hake during the nennie feeding times.
    well i guess hand feeding isnt 100% correct term;)
    Excuse the shaky, glary and out of focus filming
    enjoy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIPz6pxwSSo
     
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  3. Keanan

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    Thats so cool @student, makes me want one even more.
     
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    @ strudent thats so cool love the sound in the back ground .......
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Awesome! how long did it take to train him?
     
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    how did u get that right??? pretty awesum
     
  7. student

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    The only thing I did right is think-"I wonder if the mandarin would enjoy hake".. He did! Next thought " he seems pretty fearless, I wonder If he'd take straight from the tweezers" tried it and he did, first time!
    Just got to try things, I guess
     
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    wow super nice man
     
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    That is very cool. @crispin check this out.
     
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    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    I love the song!
     
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    That's awesome, well done :)
     
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    well done!
     
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    Stunning!!

    One day I will be brave enough to have one.
     
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    thats awesum :) lovely fat fella you have there.

    now to train Dave to eat hake too:)
     
  15. student

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    shot guys!

    from my experience: my mandarin has been easy game hey.
    didnt make sure it was eating in the shop- just chose the fatest healthiest looking guy they had. could see that he was interested in the frozen food i fed my fish so we target fed him frozen brine and mysis for a while. now he just eats what he can get during feeding time, very slow eaters. sometimes follows one shrimp in the flow for a good 40cm swim and therefore on gets 1-3 shrimp each day;)
    but has always been fat and healthy, for over a year now
     
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    flip-if i could get dave to eat hake!! haha.
    thats boy has kept his expensive taste throughout his time with me. Lucky he's one of the most fascinating creatures there is
     
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    work at it:) harlequins will often take hake after a while and its realy good practice to get them eating a cheaper, easier food source than sand sifting star fish! :)
     
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    well done man!!:thumbup:
     
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