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Mandarin Dragonets


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    WillBattle - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    This is out of my friend Larrys 120 gal. Monday I was checking out his tank, and noticed how FAT his female Mandarin was, I'm talking Lawnmower Blenny fat lol. We commented on it, and just assumed she was eating a whole bunch pods lol. Well Tuesday he calls me up and says his Male is looking equally as fat as the female is now, I thought it was odd, but that they were just super happy Mandys lol. The Male has been in his tank about 6 months, the female around 4. Anyways I was over at his house a late last night, and they were doing this pretty mating dance Was really cool to watch! The females stomach looks like it is about to explode, the male is still really fat, but not near what she was last night. I caught a video of it on my phone, sorry it is kinda hard to see, but they instantly stopped when we tried turning any white lights on, so ya gotta watch everything from blue vision lol.

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    AJ :) - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Very cool video! A bit dark, but great footage.
    How cool would it be if he were able to raise some babies?

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    I was thinking the same thing (breeding them) What does he feed them? Are they tank bread?
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    WillBattle - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    The male is from FD ypsi, and the female from the Trop. Babies would be cool, but I am not sure if they are actually spawning, or just doing that dance. First time we ever saw them do it was last night Plus the fact that me nor him have ever raised any fry of any sort doesn't help haha. So if they do/did actually spawn it'll be some tasty coral/nem food lol

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    Sweet video!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    Very cool video, please keep us up to date

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    Wow very cool!
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