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2 clowns that eat only copepods, frozen and live. They won't touch live/frozen brine shrimp nor frozen mysis.

Yellow tail blue damsel who eats pods frozen/live and live brine shrimp, not a fan of frozen mysis or brine shrimp, will taste and spit out.

Mandarin dragonet who ignores copepods in all forms, and eats frozen brine shrimp only!!

Mandarin and clowns are fresh in the tank so may be stress. But mandarin swimming trough could of pods and not eating any... Drop in some frozen brine shrimp and he polished of 1/8 of the cube.

what the heck i going on with my fish?
 
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I'm not seeing or hearing a problem. Many people with they were in your shoes!

Now hush before you jinx it!!!
Problem is, my pods breeding station is a waste of money ;)

I'm more stunned than worried by mandarin.
 
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I have:
2 clowns that eat only copepods, frozen and live. They won't touch live/frozen brine shrimp nor frozen mysis.

Yellow tail blue damsel who eats pods frozen/live and live brine shrimp, not a fan of frozen mysis or brine shrimp, will taste and spit out.

Mandarin dragonet who ignores copepods in all forms, and eats frozen brine shrimp only!!

Mandarin and clowns are fresh in the tank so may be stress. But mandarin swimming trough could of pods and not eating any... Drop in some frozen brine shrimp and he polished of 1/8 of the cube.

what the heck i going on with my fish?
Often mysis mimics white poop with clown and not a bad thing. As for foods, clowns can be finicky. Good foods are:
LRS reef frenzy
Marine cuisine
chopped krill
small plankton
Formula 1 flake and frozen
 
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Often mysis mimics white poop with clown and not a bad thing. As for foods, clowns can be finicky. Good foods are:
LRS reef frenzy
Marine cuisine
chopped krill
small plankton
Formula 1 flake and frozen
My clowns like TDS Chromaboost, and will turn their noses up at anything else. Rods Food "Nope" Calanus "Nope" Live brine shrimp "You want us to work for our food?"
 
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I'm coming from FW where lifting of the cover triggers feeding frenzy.
Here I have to drop food on top of them o get any of it eaten. In standstill water as flow from return pump alone blows food away faster than they decide to bite!
I did buy granules supposedly fed by LFS to all their stock, not even CUC would touch it(my cat loves them though)
I do hope their eating will improve, I can only feed 2x a day, and I'm afraid mandarin won't eat enough without snacking on pods in-between feeding times.
 

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Frozen brine shrimp is not going to be enough to sustain a mandarin long-term, if it's adult shrimp. It's not nutritious enough to be a staple for normal fish, let alone mandarins. See if you can get it eating something fattier.
 
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Frozen brine shrimp is not going to be enough to sustain a mandarin long-term, if it's adult shrimp. It's not nutritious enough to be a staple for normal fish, let alone mandarins. See if you can get it eating something fattier.
He has pods to snack on, byt ignores them. Mysis is too large for him, I'll try to chop it up.
What else can I try? Not fancy spending another £10 on flakes/granules destined for bin...
Any light coloured flakes/granules available in UK mandarin could eat?


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Mandarin tries chopped up mysis but spits everything out...
 
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Well, problem of feeding that mandarin "solved" itself. Despite spot feeding him he was stuck to the side of wavemaker this morning, dead. I can only guess he was either sick or starved past the point of no return when I got him. Lasted 5 days. RIP Mando. First fish I've lost, ever.
 
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