Mandarin

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  1. Nemo321

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    Hey guys, how many years old does my tank need to be to keep a mandarin ??
    and how does one know how much copepods one has in there tank, is there a live copepods that one can add to there tank to keep this fish ?? :yeahdude:
     
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  3. Henkie

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    We collect our own copepods here in pe...

    But the tank needs to be stable and about a year old I guess depending on size?

    I bought one eating frozen foods. But it stopped eating the frozens in my tank, so now I am collecting pods, hatching brine shrimp and training him again.

    Hope it helps
     
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    its hard to say, no age limit really, all depends if he is eating at a LFS, ask them to feed him.

    i have one now for a year and he is still going strong, he eats frozen rotifers and cyclops
     
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    Henkie, where in PE are you collecting copepods?

    By the way, I had my mandarin eating pellets, but lost him to aggressive inmates, so you need to look at the full picture when considering purchasing.

    I used Ocean Nutrition Lobster eggs at the beginning.
     
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    @Henkie could you please send me a pm, want to consider getting these copepods
     
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    I got my first mandarin after a month but he was trained. My second Dragonet was a scorpion blennie at 6 months (untrained). I got a psychedelic mandarin last month (untrained) I use the red light on an Energizer headlamp and check my tank at 5am every morning before the lights are on. You can see the copepod eyes reflecting quite easily and this gives you the confidence that there are plenty running around. I also supplement with baby brine shrimp twice a week. They all eat frozen lobster eggs and cyclops.
     
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    I would suggest that if you can add a refuguim to your system with some type of macro algae to feed and keep your pods in constant supply
     
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    I have one in my tank had him for some time tank is 6 years old all he eat is thepods in my tank fat and going well
     
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    copepods

    What do copepods look like?
     
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