altolamprologus

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I just bought you a present card!

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I just bought you a present card!

This seems....fishy

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What? I can't send you caulerpa? :unsure:

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What? I can't send you caulerpa? :unsure:

Several species of caulerpa are illegal in California. People release them into the wild and they become invasive

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Yup. I'm messing with ya. :flower:

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Yup. I'm messing with ya. :flower:

:angry:

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Haha it's one of the encyclopedias Alto reads in her free time :haha:

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Yoshii was just here with a camera so she should be posting new pics sometime soon :)

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I agree. Hurry up Yoshii :P

I got it down to around 20 :)

 

You want the FTS with or without the light fixture?

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I got it down to around 20 :)

 

You want the FTS with or without the light fixture?

Doesn't matter, whatever looks better. Just be sure to post the right pics in the right threads :D

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posting new pics sometime soon
Just trying to inspire you! :D

 

How about a Linespot Flasher?

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Alto, my teacher said they were axolotls. She had some blacklight flashlights, so I shined it on one and sure enough... Glowed green! I'll send you some pics shortly if you won't let me post them in here. :P

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Just trying to inspire you! :D

 

How about a Linespot Flasher?

Honestly I like all flashers. I think I'll buy whatever nicely colored one I come across first, regardless of species, although line spots are quite nice.

 

Alto, my teacher said they were axolotls. She had some blacklight flashlights, so I shined it on one and sure enough... Glowed green! I'll send you some pics shortly if you won't let me post them in here. :P

PM me :)

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Peek-a-boo clownfish!

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Cleaner Shrimp

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This is why you NEED TO CLEAN YOUR GLASS ALTO

This is the only decent picture of the female mandarin :(

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Eh cleaning the glass is overrated. It's prime copepod habitat, that's my excuse!

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Eh cleaning the glass is overrated. It's prime copepod habitat, that's my excuse!

But I see coralline!

 

BTW you want these on RA too?

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Male Mandarin showing off

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How do you keep your mandarins fat and happy? I see it says you feed cultured copepods on page 1. Do you do this yourself? Can you post some details? I love mandarins and want to own another someday. I haven't had one since my 75G tank 8 years ago! :o And I'm sure I was doing it all wrong back then!

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How do you keep your mandarins fat and happy? I see it says you feed cultured copepods on page 1. Do you do this yourself? Can you post some details? I love mandarins and want to own another someday. I haven't had one since my 75G tank 8 years ago! :o And I'm sure I was doing it all wrong back then!

They both eat several different types of frozen food and I give them a ton of fresh copepods every week. You can learn more about culturing here but basically I just have a dozen 2 liter soda bottles filled with saltwater and pods that I harvest regularly. I give them Tisbe biminiensis, which breed really fast and cling to the rocks where the mandarins can reach them. I also dose live phytoplankton daily which helps the pods in the tank reproduce rapidly.

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Thanks! Where did you get the starters for your pod cultures?

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Thanks! Where did you get the starters for your pod cultures?

I got them from liveaquaria but they were kind of expensive. If you want a starter culture I can send you some pretty cheap

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That would be awesome! What about the tigger pods for a mandarin? I find those at the LFS and have a ton. I feed them to my tank a couple times a week because the clowns love them. If not I might by a starter culture off you and give it a shot! :)

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Mandarins can't catch tigger pods. They're great for other fish, but not for mandarins

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