My dog ate my captive bred ORA Mandarin

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  1. Anemone

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    Apparently my captive bred ORA Mandarin that I've had for a few months decided to check out the world on the outside of his glass box.

    My dog ate him, which apprently didn't sit well, and came back up! Yuck!

    I'm guessing the world on the otherside wasn't what he expected! :(
     
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    Sorry to hear there Brenda .... Strange though as most mandarins I've observed most of their time at the deeper parts of the tank ... wonder what yours was doing closer to the surface ..... I've decided to cover my tanks with egg crate due to the number of fish wanting to go surfing on the tiles ..... its squares are big enough for the lights to go through and light enough for me to remove when needed ...
     
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    I rarely seen mine near the surface. In fact it was normally hiding in the rocks most of the time, at the bottom.

    In all of my years of reef keeping, this is my first fish that has ever jumped out.
     
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    Thats absolutely terrible news brenda!!! :( I'm so sorry!
     
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    Damn !

    Not the fish I would expect to jump.:(
     
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    SORRY to hear about the loss! my first mandarin died this way about three years ago, they are jumpers especially in slightly smaller tanks
     
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    Hmm, the tank was 264 liters.
     
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    Sorry for your loss Brenda. We have about 850 liters and a few weeks ago my mandarin went missing. I was heartbroken as I really really love him, nevertheless about 2/3 days later we found him still alive in the refugium. He must have travelled down all the pipes. He is non the worse for wear, but I am also thinking of putting egg crate over the top as I also have had a few carpet surfers. Do you think it can withstand the heat from the halides Chickaboo?
     
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    I'm using 150MH and they're OK .... my halides are about 5 cms over the egg crate and run about 8-10 hrs a day .... so far so good .... running about 2 weeks now .... no problems
     
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