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    Pregnant mandarin

    I used to have a mated pair of mandarins. Suki was the female and Hendrix the male. When hurricane Juan hit Suki died and poor Hendrix sulked for days. He's a very big beautiful fish (the guy in my avatar) and I felt so bad for him. Anyway, on October 8th he got a new lady friend, Evie. Evie came mailorder and was very, very small. She's very cute though, she has reverse coloration - orange with green markings. She was so small I figured she must be a baby. Apparently I was wrong because today I noticed she is quite pregnant. I can't believe Hendrix - what a stud!
    Susan

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    COngratulations! Wow- babies popping up everywhere . Well almost- eh Steve??
    Gail in Nova Scotia

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    Hey Congrats,

    I've seen them on your web site and I thought the same that Evie was young because of the size diffence. Way to go Hendrix.:thumb:

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    very kewl Flame*Angel... I *lent" harley my mated pair of mandarins and hope things turn out for them... I've heard it is very hard to get the fry to eat anything that will fit in their mouths. I'm sure he'll let us all know if things go well.

    IJO

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    I don't even try to raise the fry. I figure it's great coral food and the two just seem so happy in the reef I don't have the heart of putting them through what would be neccesary to get the eggs.

    Evie is out a lot this morning showing off her big belly. She's much more social than the last female was.
    Susan

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    Flame,

    Is there any obvious way of discerning their sex when buying? Do they show some distinct characteristic to distinguish them?

    Van
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    Oh and Gail, on the baby front, guess who's water just broke!!

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    Woohoo! It's baby day! Get off the computer man and get her to the hospital
    Susan

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    Regarding sexing mandarins - the males have a very long dorsal spine. You can just see it in my avatar, it peeks up above the e in Angel's. The females done have this, just a cute frilly dorsal fin. I've heard that very young males don't have this spine yet so it's probably best to buy a male that already has it.
    Susan

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    Thanks Flame,

    I was thinking of getting a pair of spotted mandarins, Synchiropus picturatus.

    Van
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