Green Mandarin Goby 75 Gallon Tank 

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For some reason my little (well quite fat) man has taken to "showing off" in a corner of the tank in the evenings.
Tonight i was able to get my camera, adjust some settings, attach the flash and get some great pics. I thought i would share them with you. (now to learn to clean the glass properly )

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Wow! So beautiful and the photos are fantastic!

Thanks for sharing Anna!

Ken
 

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He is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the pics with us!
 

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Wow, that is beautiful. Soo colorful. Thanks for sharing.
 

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they are one of my favorite fish, great pictures. What do you feed yours? Mine is a slow eater and VERY picky too.
 

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Absolutely beautiful!!!!!! They are one of my favorites!!!!!!!! Awesome pics!!!!!!
 

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He is stunning. I just love the colors of the mandarin gobies and your little man is gorgeous! No wonder he shows off.
 
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Thanks everyone for your comments.

Morgan111 said:
they are one of my favorite fish, great pictures. What do you feed yours? Mine is a slow eater and VERY picky too.
Morgan, i just let mine feed on the copods and anything small and live on my live rock. I have about 150lb of LR with lots of small caves in the 75 gallon. I also have a colony of mysis shrimp living in some of my anthelia coral, occasionally i will see him dive into the anthelia and come out a bit fatter.

Hopefully the LFS will get the female mandarin i have been wanting soon, i know i have enough live foods to support them both (in the Main tank and sump)

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What a handsome looking feller. I have a female that comes out in the mornings, right after the lights come on.
Also great pix. Makes me want to find a good male for mine.
Will they hang out together?
 

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What is the price range of these fish if you don't mind me asking?
 

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TheSwampFox said:
What is the price range of these fish if you don't mind me asking?
I typically see them for 29.00 to 49.00 according to their size
 

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That fish alone is the main reason I wanna try my hand at saltwater someday...always fancied the mandarin. Read that it can be a harder fish to keep cause of their finicky eating habits. Hes a good lookin fish! Congrats
 

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Anna is he puffing out his chest or does it just look like it? He and pics are gorgeous! Glad you went ahead and entered him in the fish of the month contest.
Carol
 
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lanlesnee said:
What a handsome looking feller. I have a female that comes out in the mornings, right after the lights come on.
Also great pix. Makes me want to find a good male for mine.
Will they hang out together?
Probably, they are fairly easy to spawn in a home aquarium as long they have enough live food. The hard part is raising the fry. There are videos on youtube.com of them spawning its quite cool to watch!

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What is the price range of these fish if you don't mind me asking?
I bought mine for $15 at my local Saltwater shop, he specializes in Saltwater and will do mail order if you contact him.

Butterfly: I don't think he is puffing out his chest, but then i never really looked that closely.

Thanks for your comments.

Anna
 

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one of the reasons i one day hope to have a Saltwater tank.....one of the MAIN reasons... my LFS has a display tank and they have one in it... the tank is really cool, i always look forward to seeing him in person!
 

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You'd be surprised how fast pods go. A lot of fish especially gobies and wrasse destroy populations and the pods can't keep up. Be sure to watch out for that. As long as you have a food source for them they are great to keep.

Beautiful fish and good pictures.
 

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Woah! Those pics are awesome! I agree with Butterfly, go enter him in the Fish of the Month contest, win the prize, and buy him something special!
 

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Must say i am jealous! nice fish
 
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