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Old 11/04/2007, 12:26 AM
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I have mine for just short of four years. Feeds on nothing but copepods. All hatching naturally. Never added supplemental pods.

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Old 11/04/2007, 01:35 AM
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i have a target and a green mandarin and i will add pods every so often because i also have fairy wrasses
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Old 11/04/2007, 08:22 AM
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my mandarin is in with fairy wrasses and i only sedded pods once as you can see in my pics he is nice and fat had him for almost a year now...he was looking a little rough at first but is doing fine now..mine will eat frozen but i do not use that as his only food..i have tons of pods in the main and fuge..so i am not too worried about the mandarin..i was going to add a female..but decided against that and just keep the one i got
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Old 11/04/2007, 07:47 PM
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I am not sure you can add a female and have it be accepted. I suspect you have to add both concurrently. But I have not tried it so I cannot say for sure.
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Old 11/04/2007, 07:54 PM
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that is what i was worried about..was if they would fight or not..so i am going to just keep the male..but i am very happy with the one i got
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Old 12/05/2007, 04:53 PM
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my mandarin over the past few months has really got nice and fat i have tried to get a good pic of his fat belly got this pretty good one today..time for a diet!!!! but it seems that he is doing good and i see him eating all the time and is even hunting for them when the lights go out..plus i saw him snag this nasty snail eating flatworm a few weeks ago..i been trying to catch that thing for a few months now
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Old 12/05/2007, 05:35 PM
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It is rumored that they eat flatworms. Is this a fact? I have not seen mine eat them but I don't see any flatworms either.
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Old 12/05/2007, 05:44 PM
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wasseguy2,
What you got is a female full of eggs. Consider add a male and you may see them spawn every 7-14 days.
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Old 12/05/2007, 06:56 PM
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well i am not too sure that it is a female....it has an elongated dorsal fin i will try to get a pic of that to show...and to answer you steve yes i saw him eat that huge snail eating flatworm..that thing killed quite a few snails of mine and i tried to get him out but he was too fast and then i lost him..but not to long ago i saw my mandarin eat him and i was so glad..hope i don't have a other one but man it was big

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Old 12/05/2007, 07:05 PM
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i could be wrong but i thought this was a male..i know that in the target mandarins the elongated dorsal fin is not near that of the other mandarin..and from pics that i have seen of females there was not any on the dorsal it was just almost flat...not saying i ma right maybe if Snorvich can chime in on this..i would like to know if it is a female or male..but i do not want to get another one had a hard enough time trying to keep this one..here is a pic that shows the dorsal fin
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Old 12/05/2007, 07:48 PM
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Looks like a female to me.
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Old 12/05/2007, 09:37 PM
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My female Green Mandarin look just like that with a slightly longer spike. When she was full of eggs, she look just like your's but even bigger stomach, like it is about to bust.
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Old 12/05/2007, 11:33 PM
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well then maybe i do have a female..anyways it does look like it is going to pop
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Old 01/06/2008, 05:51 PM
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i got this really sweet pic of my mandarin today..still looking good and is always eating
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Old 01/07/2008, 03:18 AM
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that is a female. i just lost my green mandy to my female target mandy. she is aggressive for a mandarin. dont add a male as it will be punked. also all mandarins will not eat flatworms some will some wont. you just get lucky.
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Old 01/12/2008, 12:00 AM
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couple new pics of my mandrin..such a coll fish to sit back and watch


 

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