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My only input is stay away from the mandrins until you have a bigger tank. Gorgeous fish but hard to keep in small tanks due to their diet
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I always toy with the idea but just would not be able to feed it in that tank.
Any dragonet really needs at least 30 gallons. Maybe more for a big mandarin.
 
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That’s for wild, captive can eat frozen but they still need pods. I’ve heard of wild mandarins eating flake but it takes lots of time
 
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Sounds fun actually haha. My family doesn’t get how fun fish keeping is to me and they’re just like uhhh whatever
It's a lot of fun. I started by seeding my tank with 5 bottles of tsebe pods from podyourreef and when they got here I had brine shrimp babies hatched and a ton of pods in the tank.
Also if you want more than 1 , make sure only 1 is male and the rest female.
 

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Gotcha. So the mandarins just go and eat the pods that the shrimp make? And if they are lucky enough to hatch they eat the baby shrimp?
Pods and shrimp are 2 different critters. Ever see the ads for sea monkeys?? That's brine shrimp and you can get the eggs and hatch them.
Pods are a detris eater that's great to have in the tank.
 
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New location and new stand. I had it sitting on our wine rack but decided to move it. Bought this nice wood table for a steal and moved it whilst doing a water change. I also inserted a pic of them this morning. Seems like they’re enjoying it.
Glass is a little dirty cause we have a small child who loves to look and touch.
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