"China" my mandarin died :'-(

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by sfboarders, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Found "China" my green mandarin this morning on it's back in the sand. Not sure why it died. It was fat and big. I have plenty of pods all over my tank and glass. Must've not been dead for long before I found him because the shrimp and snails were not eating him. He was by a mycedium that has long sweeper tentacles but not sure if that would kill him. His stomach was not sunken in and I didn't see any wounds on him. He was a pretty fish and I enjoyed watching the smoke coming out of his gills. May you RIP. :((

  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Guest

    How long did you have China?
  3. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Not long at all. Maybe 8 months.
  4. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    RIP little dude. Yeah, sorry to hear it. They are just like the Harrier Jets when they blow sand around while hovering. Seems like C.B. mandarins are more common nowadays. I don't know if they have longer life expectancy. My green spotted is about at the 8 months mark now.
  5. Gonzo

    Gonzo Guest

    Sorry to hear that man. He def looked fat and happy :)
  6. jellygeee

    jellygeee Guest

    Sorry to hear the loss man. Hopefully you can find another Mandarin replacement. They are cool fish and have a cool mating process.
  7. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    While I've never seen a mycedium take one out, I can see it happening. China sure looks like a fat and sassy little dude in that picture (rather nice looking fish indeed) so I doubt it was a health issue.
  8. Borchers

    Borchers Guest

    They are so beautiful sorry to hear of your loss. It sucks when the good ones go.
  9. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member


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