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    Posted: December 14 2011 at 9:33am
Has anyone purchased an ORA Blue or Red Mandarin from Live Rock and Reef. ORA claims that these fish will consume commercially prepared foods and are not dependant on pods to survive. I am just curious if anyone has actually purchased one of these fish and what their experience has been with them.
 
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I havent personally, I have seen them and have witnessed them eat( not at LRR)

I would say tell them to feed it, if it doesnt eat dont buy it, even if they say it ate earlier that day. Go back another day.
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Agreed, if I were going to buy a mandarin it would have to be captive raised. I'd watch it eat a couple times before I'd buy it.

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Agreed, but red mandarins are an extremely beautiful fish, I have been wanting one for a long time now. Anyone think i would have issues w/ a melanurus wrasse, bue hippo tang, yellow tang, niger trigger, yellow tail damsel, and a clownfish.
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Noone actually has bought one of these that cares to chime in....?
 
They seem to fly out of their tanks over there.
 
I always make a store feed a fish before I purchase it so I can observe that it is actually eating!
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Here is the link to the ORA site as well as the link to LR&R's site.
 
 


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i put one in my tank last night. after about an hour of hiding in the back it started just floating around, my clowns didn't know what to think. i haven't seen him yet this morning. i'll let you know how it eats..
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Great. No acclimation box? or would an acclimation box be the right thing to do for a fish who floats around rocks?
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not really sure, these fish usually stay on the sand bed. but feeding him seems to be tricky, everytime i put food buy him the crabs come and steal it...
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benny.. did you get your mandarin at live rocknreef  or more local... i think LRNR is the only one who has ORA manderins
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live rock & reef. i really hope i can figure out how to get this thing to eat, it looks awesome.


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Beautiful fish, The Aquarium has had ORA Mandarins recently that I have seen eat frozen Mysis.
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i just saw a massive mandarine at aquarium masters in ogden, it isn't a tank raised, but it is huge!
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No information first hand, but I read about this and posts to other sites seem to be hit or miss... some long drawn out sagas of these fish not eating and dying while eventually some seem to be ok... I decided it was too much money to gamble... REALLY curious how it goes!  Keep us updated.

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Originally posted by 96slowbra 96slowbra wrote:

live rock & reef. i really hope i can figure out how to get this thing to eat, it looks awesome.
Any updates on your mandarin????
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funny you ask... normally very active in my tank, but haven't seen any signs of him in the last 2 days:( think he was crab food... i am surprised that i didn't see any signs of a feast?.?
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Keep in mind even when eating frozen, these guys need to eat 2-3 times a day, everyday... to maintain weight...


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