Mandarin Diet Questions

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I've been researching some dietary requirements for mandarin dragonets. As for now, my main plan of attack is to hatch brine shrimp, and harvest/feed multiple times per day (3+ feedings). I will also start a culture of copepods in some separate containers and supplement as necessary. As the mandarin grows larger, I could feed PE Calanus, 'Tigger' pods, and Mysis along with the BBS.

So here's my question: will the feeding of mostly baby brine shrimp with supplements of copepods suffice in terms of nutrition? I do know that dragonets require multiple feedings per day, and that BBS have yolks that would obviously be nutritious.

I also plan on using some sort of feeding station for the BBS, I believe it's the "PaulB" variant.
 
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Are you getting captive or wild? I suggest pay more money for captive as they eat more readily.
I'm going to try wild first as I plan on feeding live foods. Brine shrimp are easy to hatch on a consistent basis in very large quantities, so I will attempt a wild specimen.
 
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