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    has any one succesfully had a mandarin in there 10 or 12 gal tank

    has any one succesfully had a mandarin in there 10 or 12 gal tank

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    I would say go for it if there is established live rock, lots of hiding spots, and lots of Pods. Thats the big thing. Probably wouldn't be able to haver many more fish in there thou. Hope this helps. I have mine in a 75. He loves it. He told me!!!LOL
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    thank-you
    it would probably take me a year or somthing like that after i get my tank up before i get a mandarin though lol
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    My tank was pretty established before I put him in there.
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    I suppose if you had a shite load of pods and a mandarin that also took frozen food you might be able to pull it off... but I doubt it. I've a psycho and a mated pair of regulars and they were hunting 7x24. I have lots of pods in the main tank and even more in the sump/fuge. Do you think you'd have the population to support one in a tank that small?

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    I should add that they also readily took mysis too

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    You'll need a big refugium or a ready supply of copepods.

    a 10 gallon tank is way too small to support the diet that fish needs, assuming its not taking prepared foods.
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    Lifted from wet web media -

    "The bottom line is that they need a healthy pod population, and generally a tank of AT LEAST 75 gallons or so with plenty of live rock to live long term. 50lbs is not enough rock to support a Mandarin in general. The larger the tank, the more likely the Mandarin is to survive. In a 55 gallon, I'd be leery of trying it honestly. There was a pretty extensive poll done a while back, and the survival rate reached 50% starting at 75 gallons and climbed from there as the tank size increased."
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    does ivan plan to start stocking copepod anytime soon?
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    lol I just sent an email to my marine fish shop if they carry copepods and his name is Ivan
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