mandarins trained to eat frozen food

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  1. mandarinman

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    aah finally i have got my two mandarins to eat frozen bloodworms. this is after three months of brine shrimp etc etc.


    i find that feeding them just after they have woken up works best. i have seen the female suck b!loodworms out of the water column! sevral times. the bloodworm floats down nicely like a living creature and even if it settles somewhere its vibrant coulour seems to appeal to the mandarins eye![​IMG]8 the female eats more bllodworm than the male so i am going to feed bloodworm one day and brine shrimp every alternate day for a while
     
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    wow great acheivement man!
     
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    well done Glen!
    Will have to come and see this.
     
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    That is great. Now don't you want to sell them to me?
     
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    cool dave poss tomorrow?
     
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    tomo should be ok. Ive set tomo mornig aside to sort out my frag tanks, so might be able to bring some frags as well.
     
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    Awesome news, now onto dried prepared foods. A man's work is never done ;)
     
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    no pads i dont intend to try make them eat dry food. i am just happy they are eating frozen
     
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    :lol: I'm sure you've lost enough sleep already. I'd settle for one eating frozen food, thats for sure. But the possibility of one eating dry food would be a hell of a achievement, maybe when you get bored...:yeahdude:
     
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    now i just need to find plans for a pelagic spawning tank.
     
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    Sjoe, and after that you'll begin creating hybrids :whistling: Nice work man keep us posted on those mandarins
     
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    Great job Glen well done :thumbup: now you can rest abit & have a lekka cold:peroni:. Then start your next project keep up the great work mate!!!!!
     
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    good work mine loves ocean nutrition pellets, but it took a year and a half to get him to eat them but now he actively searches them out. The key is to have enough life to sustain them while they adapt to the new foods- why dont you soak some blood worm juice onto pellets and try that out it may work now that they eat bloodworms
     
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    i hear you,cos i have had the male mandarin pick up a pellet on occasion
     
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    What frozen bloodworm do you use?
     
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