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arash53
01-29-2018, 08:56 PM
One of my Banggai cardinals was not eating for a bout a month I suspected he might have baby in his mouth, today start eating and looked around aquarium and found just one baby stuck in prefilter :

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DKoKoMan
01-29-2018, 09:11 PM
So cool! I have never saw the baby from Banggai Cardinal in a tank before. Definitely neat.

arash53
01-29-2018, 09:21 PM
So cool! I have never saw the baby from Banggai Cardinal in a tank before. Definitely neat.

Thanks, but I have no idea how to keep it alive in that little container and I have no other choice :(

Frogger
01-29-2018, 11:15 PM
He will eat newly hatched brine shrimp and/or REEF NUTRITION TIGGER-PODS from J&L.

You need to feed him quickly or he will die.

You need to keep enough in the water so that he can easily catch them. Change some of the water every day with water from your tank. Put in an airstone

They grow pretty quickly.

Frogger
01-29-2018, 11:18 PM
The males will usually carry a dozen or more in their mouth. Once he spits them out he will try to eat them if they cannot get away. You may have others hiding in your tank.

arash53
01-29-2018, 11:55 PM
The males will usually carry a dozen or more in their mouth. Once he spits them out he will try to eat them if they cannot get away. You may have others hiding in your tank.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4655/28193317169_26a715b47b_b.jpg

it is in feeding container , I put mesh on top of the opening and put sands over it so the water could flow in and out so I dont think I need to worry about changing water on that container , I do 25% water change twice a week. I'll go get tiger pods from J&L .

DKoKoMan
01-30-2018, 12:46 AM
This is awesome. Best of luck keeping this little guy alive so he can grow!

Frogger
01-30-2018, 02:00 AM
Even if you are not successful this time, your fish are breeding you will have about a month of the male not eating to prepare. Catching the little guys before papa or other fish eat them is the real challenge.

I have had success many years ago with Bangai. Makes you feel good. :biggrin: Great first salt water fish to breed.

Wasn't able to get clown fish babies to survive though.

This was over 20 years ago when copepods were not available, all I had was rotifers and brine shrimp. I read Martin Moe's book and was all pumped.

Myka
01-30-2018, 03:39 AM
Congrats! He looks a bit premature to me. I've raised many batches of them. You can get about 60% of baby Banggai to eat very tiny pellets if you're patient enough. Hopefully you can wean him to pellets and that will be easier for you.

arash53
01-30-2018, 07:02 PM
Congrats! He looks a bit premature to me. I've raised many batches of them. You can get about 60% of baby Banggai to eat very tiny pellets if you're patient enough. Hopefully you can wean him to pellets and that will be easier for you.

That was right after I catch him from prefilter he was on shock , now he is very active ,I was not able to get tiger pods last night I'll get it if J&L has in stock today. brine shrimp take about two days to hatch hopefully I can get him to eat today.

Myka
01-31-2018, 02:07 PM
That was right after I catch him from prefilter he was on shock , now he is very active ,I was not able to get tiger pods last night I'll get it if J&L has in stock today. brine shrimp take about two days to hatch hopefully I can get him to eat today.

If you decapsulate the brine shrimp eggs (Google it) they will hatch faster. Also, if you set the container in your sump so the water is heated they will also hatch faster. Without doing any of this, you should get some brine shrimp hatching around 20-24 hours. If you heat the water and decapsulate, you can get them hatching in 16-18 hours. However, you do not want to feed brine shrimp exclusively or you will make the baby Cardinal susceptible to Sudden Fright Syndrome (Google it). Tigger Pods would be a good option since you only have one it won't cost too much.

arash53
01-31-2018, 06:11 PM
If you decapsulate the brine shrimp eggs (Google it) they will hatch faster. Also, if you set the container in your sump so the water is heated they will also hatch faster. Without doing any of this, you should get some brine shrimp hatching around 20-24 hours. If you heat the water and decapsulate, you can get them hatching in 16-18 hours. However, you do not want to feed brine shrimp exclusively or you will make the baby Cardinal susceptible to Sudden Fright Syndrome (Google it). Tigger Pods would be a good option since you only have one it won't cost too much.

Thank you :)
Managed to hatch brine shrimps , didn't see the baby eating them but his/her belly is round so I'm suspecting eating them, J&L didn't have tiger pods , they said might receive some today.

arash53
02-05-2018, 05:45 PM
She/he is doing good, still wan not able to get tiger pod from J&L :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGD-jCKgV5A&feature=youtu.be

Frogger
02-05-2018, 06:44 PM
I have a quarter bottle of tiggerpods left. I am also growing out a few in a container. If you want to come by my house in Burnaby I can let you have the bottle for the cause. I just fed the bottle algae on Saturday and they are still doing fine. Been using them to supplement my pipefishes diet.

arash53
02-05-2018, 06:57 PM
Thank you :)

arash53
02-08-2018, 12:18 AM
I have a quarter bottle of tiggerpods left. I am also growing out a few in a container. If you want to come by my house in Burnaby I can let you have the bottle for the cause. I just fed the bottle algae on Saturday and they are still doing fine. Been using them to supplement my pipefishes diet.

She/He is doing great feeding on Tiger Pods, and Brine shrimp babies , thank you so much for the Tiger Pods :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNLaTajbgAM

arash53
02-19-2018, 06:12 PM
Two weeks old now, I think he/she start taking frozen baby brine shrimps , I have upgraded his/her home to small Marina HOB breeding box.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K7tSpRk1vw