looks like he just copied and pasted https://www.algaebarn.com/blog/captive-bred-fish/mandarin-dragonets-for-beginners/Noah!
Remember what I was saying last night (post #781) about “COOL FISH”?
Now you’re talking about Mandarins? The ultimate “specialty feeder”?
Dude, there are sooooo many seasoned Reefers here to help you be successful and it’s like talking to a brick wall.
I tried to “un-watch“ this thread but I can’t help but to keep coming back to see what “today’s plan” is.
It like driving past a bad car crash. You just can’t “not look”!
...and here I am probably taking mandarins and pipefish off the considerations for my sump macroalgae display (and system altogether) for now because I am not sure I can sustain a copepod population even in a linked 90-gallon display, 75-gallon mangrove lagoon, and 75-gallon sump with ~40-gallon macroalgae portion... I would like them, but I will not buy a fish with any strong likelihood of difficulty in maintenance. I do not want to buy a fish that will die from my lack of care. (Maybe I will consider after copepods are proven well-established and maintainable?) At this point, I will keep them off the plan to keep my system more simple and easier to configure.looks like he just copied and pasted https://www.algaebarn.com/blog/captive-bred-fish/mandarin-dragonets-for-beginners/
The scooter blennies (any dragonet that isn’t a mandarin) and the psychedelic mandarin both are easy to train
I know that the scooter blennies are dragonet. Also, if they came trained then they wouldn’t need any special effort to keep fed, I am not even getting one for a long whilea) you’ve never kept ANY saltwater fish. Nor have you ever tried to train a mandarin to eat prepared foods. You objectively have no grounds to say it’s “easy”
b) if it’s so easy, why do so many fish starve to death?
You need to stop telling yourself you know what you’re doing my friend. Get some experience first.
Edit: scooter blennies are not blennies. They are also dragonets. The title blenny for them is a misnomer in this hobby.
You've never kept ANY saltwater fish. and it sounds like you haven't researched scooter blennies as scooter blennys need a huge population of copepods and will not just live off of frozen foods you haven't even set up a saltwater tank yet and you want some difficult to keep fish? unless you can get one eating frozen which is very hard even then sometimes their appetite changes and stop eating please just pass on the fish bud.The scooter blennies (any dragonet that isn’t a mandarin) and the psychedelic mandarin both are easy to train