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On 11/12/2018 at 4:21 PM, HarryPotter said:

... how on earth do the rocks stay so clean? Mine either go red or green, but never stay white!

Perhaps a more realistic depiction of the actual color of my rocks (without the tank lights on):

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3 minutes ago, seabass said:

Perhaps a more realistic depiction of the actual color of my rocks (without the tank lights on):

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Still; I am not sure how you don't have more algae on a tank this age! 

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38 minutes ago, HarryPotter said:

 

Still; I am not sure how you don't have more algae on a tank this age! 

 

Better?

 

 

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I use a five year old "advanced" point and shoot (Canon Powershot S120).  It has it's limitations, but gets the job done.  The zoom is practically non-existent, and most of my pics are resized, and post processed to improve their appearance.  I do like the manual features and white balance (couldn't live without them).  I figure most of my pics are for these forums so 800x600 is usually as large as I post (640x480 most of the time, sometimes even 320x240).

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I thought it might be easier to get the the cardinals to eat something other than frozen.  However, they continue to spit out anything that isn't frozen.  I'll keep trying, as I don't wish to feed frozen every day (doesn't really work well when I am gone).

 

Interestingly, they only live one or two years in the wild (and more like four in captivity).  Based on size, I assume that mine are still young.  They will likely outlive my geriatric clownfish.

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Don't try this at home folks.  So today at lunchtime, I noticed that I had forgot to turn on the return pump and powerhead on my tank yesterday.  It must have been 16 to 18 hours without any heat or circulation. :eek:

 

The skimmer and heater in the sump were still on (which didn't help the display), but supplied instant oxygen and heat to my tank when I turned the return back on.  Surprisingly, I don't see any evidence of anything abnormal.  Dodged a bullet there.  I guess under stocking has its advantages.

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7 minutes ago, seabass said:

Don't try this at home folks.  So today at lunchtime, I noticed that I had forgot to turn on the return pump and powerhead on my tank yesterday.  It must have been 16 to 18 hours without any heat or circulation. :eek:

 

The skimmer and heater in the sump were still on (which didn't help the display), but supplied instant oxygen and heat to my tank when I turned the return back on.  Surprisingly, I don't see any evidence of anything abnormal.  Dodged a bullet there.  I guess under stocking has its advantages.

Glad to hear all is well with the tank.

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So my male Banggai Cardinalfish has stopped eating.  It's been about 5 days now.  I've seen mysis shrimp actually hit him in the face and he doesn't even flinch.  I think he might be carry eggs in his mouth.  I've read that this can take up to 30 days.  I can't imagine him not eating for a month. :whoa:

 

Does anybody have any experience with Banggai Cardinals breeding that they are willing to share?

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30 days without eating? How is that possible? If I have a fish stop eating he is usually dead in a couple days, although I guess he probably has an illness that brought on the lack of appetite.

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He looks absolutely fine.  He swims around, just doesn't eat.  I hope he's OK.  I think he probably is.

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I guess around 20 days is more common.  The fry can eat baby brine shrimp, so it's time to break out the hatchery and order more brine shrimp eggs (as I just pitched the ones I had, since my clownfish stopped breeding).

 

I will likely need to move the father before any fry emerge (as he sometimes hangs surprisingly close to lady clownfish); then move him back afterwards.  Again, I'm assuming he's holding a very small brood, as his jaw isn't bulging as much as I've seen in some other pics.

 

I think trying to save the fry of breeding fish is rewarding.  It's certainly educational.  I'll keep you posted.

 

http://breedmyfish.blogspot.com/p/banggai-cardinals.html

 

Edit: I just ordered brine shrimp eggs and Selcon; should have them by Wednesday.

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22 hours ago, seabass said:

I guess around 20 days is more common.  The fry can eat baby brine shrimp, so it's time to break out the hatchery and order more brine shrimp eggs (as I just pitched the ones I had, since my clownfish stopped breeding).

 

I will likely need to move the father before any fry emerge (as he sometimes hangs surprisingly close to lady clownfish); then move him back afterwards.  Again, I'm assuming he's holding a very small brood, as his jaw isn't bulging as much as I've seen in some other pics.

 

I think trying to save the fry of breeding fish is rewarding.  It's certainly educational.  I'll keep you posted.

 

http://breedmyfish.blogspot.com/p/banggai-cardinals.html

 

Edit: I just ordered brine shrimp eggs and Selcon; should have them by Wednesday.

Exciting!! 😃

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3 hours ago, WV Reefer said:

Exciting!! 

Can you imagine baby cardinals in my 2.5 contest tank? :smilie:

 

I actually don't expect to save any this first time, but I still want to be prepared to try.  I'm so glad I'm not a male fish taking care of a brood (at least for clownfish and cardinalfish).  It looks like it would be pretty hard.  You can see the male react to food in the water; but he will still ignore it, even when it passes right in front of him.

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Best of luck with the potential cardinal babies! If it's the male's first time, he might end up eating them, but they usually eventually get it right.

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Sorry about the pic quality, but here he is:

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