Dragonettes

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    Hello. Quick question about dragonettes. I have had a spotted mandrain for a 6 months now and after about a month of adding copepods to my tank I have sucessfully been able to get him to eat brine shrimp and bloodworms. I recently purchased a green madrain as well and he is also eating very well. My question is: is it completely necessary that I keep on adding copepods for these guys. I feel like they are getting all the nutrition they need with frozen food. Copepods are expensive. Thanks
     
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    Is this in your 20g?
     
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    Yes
     
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    IF they are both steadily eating frozen foods, than yes, they can get all their nutrition from a variety of frozen.

    HOWEVER, I don't think you should keep two of them in a 20 gallon tank. One is pushing it. Two is asking for trouble.
     
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    In a 20, regardless of how often you feed you'll probably still need to add copepods. A 20 is really small for one, let alone 2 of them and they hunt for pods all day long. They are capable of eating 100's a day to keep them healthy.
     
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    If youre feeding prepared food, there is no need for adding copepods. 2 in a 20g tank is fine as long as they eat prepared.
     
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