Canreef Aquatics Bulletin Board  

Go Back   Canreef Aquatics Bulletin Board > General > Marine Fish


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2019, 06:12 PM
Dearth's Avatar
Dearth Dearth is offline
No Cookies
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Prince George
Posts: 1,219
Dearth is on a distinguished road
Default My Green mandarin

Well after 5+ years of life in my tank my green mandarin Dragonet is no more I knew for some time it was on its way out as even though with a plethora of food available it just would not gain weight and was moving slower over time.

It was one of my more favourite fish and was always a focal point in showing my tank and it would even let you handle it on occasion if you were patient enough but it would not let you pet it just hold it and the only fish that never fought with any other fish in my tank. I will miss my colourful lil fish not sure if I will get another one as The difficulty in keeping one can outweigh the benefits but it got 5 good years of life in my tank.
My aquarium is nothing but a smorgasbord for my cats.....
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2019, 05:49 AM
smokinreefer's Avatar
smokinreefer smokinreefer is online now
Gold Member
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: burnaby,bc,canada
Posts: 1,316
smokinreefer is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to smokinreefer

Sorry to hear about that.
But you're right, it got to enjoy your tank for 5 years, that's nothing to scoff at! It wasn't simply wasting away.

As for not fighting, I think most fish leave mandarins alone, because of their slime coat, and the colors I believe are to warn potential predators.
- S H A O -
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2019, 06:09 AM
SeaHorse_Fanatic SeaHorse_Fanatic is offline
Gold Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 4,880
SeaHorse_Fanatic will become famous soon enough

Sad to hear, but at least it did get a decent lifespan and a habitat full of live foods while it was alive.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2019, 04:44 PM
WarDog's Avatar
WarDog WarDog is offline
Darth Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Port Coquitlam, BC
Posts: 2,969
WarDog will become famous soon enough

Those losses are hard to swallow. Sorry.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.