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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, My mandarin has some large white patches on his head, spreading down his back. He appears to have lost his slime coat also. He is housed in a 90G tank that's been running for 2 and a half years (we have had him for 10 months) and there IS white spot in the tank, but not sure what is...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, recently something has been munching on my zoas. The only new fish Ive added to my tank are a blue mandarin and an exquisite fairy wrasse. The wrasse is a reef safe type and I thought the mandarin was a pretty safe bet as well. I havent seen any fish near them at all but I do also have...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So last night I went and picked up a 6 line wrasse and a mandarin (hindsight says this was a poor choice) for my 125 gallon tank. I currently have a damsel and lawnmower blenny and a foxface lo. The tank has been cycled for 3 weeks I've been checking ammonia weekly because I'm paranoid and it's...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone here kept a mandarin succesfully for years. I know about the pods requirement and that most wont eat other things...but assuming you build a large refugium and add pods regularly and have a place for them to reproduce..couldnt you maybe pull it off..Im thinking there is a lot more to...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So I am thinking about getting a mandarin for my tank. I know they eat pods and my tank is full of them I see them crawling all over rocks and what I thought were micro bubbles I beilve is a bunch of pods floating in the water. So my questions are can I keep one? Should I qt it or put it...
  6. Marine Depot
    Fish Facts with Quality Marine, Episode 2 - Dragonets Scooter, Red Scooter, Ruby Red, Green and Red Mandarin, and Spotted Mandarin!
  7. General Reef Discussion
    i will be in the process soon of doing some major cleaning and maintenance to my 37 gallon tank, which has been housing a very happy and fat mandarin for a little more than a year now, ive been battling bryopsis and now that most of my delicate corals have new homes im going to be doing 30% WCs...
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    Hi, A relative novice, tank only up and running since November. Advice please! I went to a local store who by the sounds of it ill advised me that I could keep a spotted mandarin. I am really concerned that the poor thing is going to starve after reading up on it. Yes, I feel like a bad...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 40g. Could I keep a cleaner wrasse and a mandarin in the same tank? My plane was to have pods, also have a brine shrimp hatch and feed, As well as buy a mandarin trained to eat frozen food. I already have the wrasse, which is one of my favorite fish. I would feed brine shrimp and clam...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a 70G aquarium and I plan to add a 20G sump/refugium to it soon. I really want to add a Mandarin to it. I know that they need a huge supply of copepods and I wouldn't get on until at least a year after I set up my refugium, so I would have an good supply of them to feed the...
  11. Reef Fish
    Hello, I'm looking for some advice on fattening up my Mandarin. We've had her for about 5 months in a 125g, 130lbs live rock and I'm growing Tisbee and Tigger pods which I add about 1L of pod soaked water to the tank every week. The problem is that when we purchased little Mandy, we didn't...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I was thinking about adding a Mandarin to my tank, haven't decided which one yet but I was wondering what you guys thought of them? All my fish are very peaceful, non aggressive species. Has anyone had any luck with them?
  13. Reef Fish
    Hey guys and girls looking for some help here. Seems like something is killing any bottom feeding fish I put in my reef. 150 gal combined reef system full mixed reef running for 2 years. 1 anthias 1 foxface 2 Picasso clowns 1 hippo tang 1 Kobe tang 1 potters wrasse 1 sand sifting star fish 1...
  14. Reef Fish
    Yep, it's one of those threads. I've had my female green mandarin for a little over a month now. First of all, this is a purchase I took pretty seriously: I've been researching them for the last few years. When at the LFS I saw her in one of the tanks, which was bare-bottom, not well...
  15. Reef Fish
    Hi everyone. New to saltwater fish. Have a plan on stalking the tank. I have some fish picked out I would like to get for my 90 gallon reef tank. I want to keep mostly lps and softies. I am looking at getting a YELLOW HEADED JAWFISH, BLUE ASSESSOR, PINK SKUNK CLOWN, YELLOW CLOWN GOBY, SCISSOR...
  16. Reef Fish
    Hey guys. Ok, got a question. I have a juvenile male mandarin (a little less than 2 inches), and, over the last 24 hours, his stomach has been getting overly bloated, it has not pooped at all within the last 12 hours from what I can tell (he's currently in a quarantine tank), and, his stomach...
  17. Reef Fish
    About 3 weeks ago, my male Mandarin disappeared from my tank. After searching the tank and sump I had concluded that the poor guy had fallen victim to the RBTA I have in my tank. Fast forward to 2 days ago I was doing my standard sump cleaning and I took apart my skimmer and found the fish IN...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I've had this guy for about 8 months now and he's just freaking me out now. He won't eat. I've tried pellets, mysis shrimp, and pods. I've supplemented pods from the start of his entry as well. He looks super skinny in everything but his head. What can I try? ?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I recently ordered a mandarin that will be arriving in one month that I will be placing in my ten gallon. I also moded the hob filter that has lr and micro algea. Please any tips and help replies thank you .
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So I just purchased a fat, healthy mandarin from my local fish store. I asked to the store owner to throw some cyclopeeze in the tank to see if it interested him at all and sure enough it did. For 25 dollars I brought him home with me and drip acclimated him for an hour before adding him to the...
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