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- 1 year
I set up a reef tank several months ago at the mental health organisation I run and a couple of my colleagues have become involved in maintaining it. One wanted a mandarin, as it is just big enough, there are a good amount of pods, and we're going to upgrade soon we got a juvenile about 2" long we got one from the private dealer I go to that I knew was eating bottled pods so at no risk of starving in our tank. Actually the little guy will gobble marine pellets as well which is surprising, we've been quite lucky as the coral gobys also eat well - pretty low maintenance tank, only other creatures are a pair of common clowns, a fire shrimp, and some soft corals. I realise mandarins are poisonous, how careful do we need to be with hands in the tank and what would the implications be if one of us accidentally touched him? I need to be able to risk assess and caution the others appropriately. Thank you!