Quarantine of new Ornate Leopard Wrasse

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  1. KMench

    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    She still looks healthy. No sunken belly or anything. I have a pod culture. And now a phyto culture to feed the pod culture. Hopefully she will eventually transition, but I have no aggressive feeders with her currently. It’s just her and a goby still post ich fallow period....
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Yesterday the wrasse decided it wanted to eat frozen food! I was feeding my wellso with a container and the wrasse started going crazy trying to eat the mysis that were floating in the water. When I saw this, I stuck some in the sand that was still frozen and she started picking at it :) today I stuck some brine shrimp in the sand, and some cyclops and she ate them too. I guess for now I'll try putting it in the sand or in the rockwork until she gets used to it. Took a long time, but I think it's progress! (Unintentional, but I'll take it) ;Happy
     
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    How about the mandarin?
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Mandarin is doing well. Seems to be growing so fast! He was tiny when I got him. Nice and plump little fish :)
     
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    That’s awesome man good for you
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    I’ll try to snap a picture of him for you tomorrow. Most expensive fish I own since I bought a biota mandarin :D
     
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    That would be awesome! Is it a boy or girl
     
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    Boy :)
     
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    FWIW, I have found ova to be almost foolproof with leopard wrasses. My new female ornate (quite small at about 1") refused everything for a few days, then took a little ova, then calanus, then brine and now everything. One other thing to try in the future is the LRS fish eggs.
     
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    I've found it to be almost foolproof with every fish I've ever owned lol. Good stuff, I wonder if it's back in stock online, I'm running out......
     
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    It was unavailable for a long time, but just when I was almost out last Fall it was available again. I replenished my stash, and now it's unobtanium again. Hopefully that changes at which point I'm buying a whole case.
     
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    Haha yeah I think I reupped when you did. On my last pack.
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    I’m not a very good picture taker, but here he is!

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    What a little chunkers!!
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Hahahaha. I can’t believe how fast he’s growing!
     
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    Remember the books where is Waldo....
    Here’s my little mandarin from biota.
    My camera focuses on the bigger aglea over the little mandarin every time haha
    #mod please delete this duplicate post
     
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    KMench Active Member Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Mine showed up a bit skinny. I swear he’s grown 1/2” in two months since I’ve got him. He’s plumped up a ton.
     
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    Same here. took mine a few days to start eating and about 3 weeks to get all the weight on.
     
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