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Took a side profile shot to see if there's any visual sexual differences between a male and female.
I assume it's a male.
Posted March 29, 2012
He/she/it looks mad.
Probably scared from the camera getting up close to the tank.
Posted March 30, 2012
Thanks for posting this, now I'm finally positive that mine is a male.
You can see his square-ish jaw here:
Awpong, look at your cardinal's belly to know for sure. See the little black thing sticking out just in front of the anal fin in the original pic? That' the vent. Females have one and males have two.
Posted March 31, 2012
I just fattened her up on some black worms, so I can clearly see she has 1 spike.
I also notice the head forms more of a triangle on yours and mine looks like has a bump or something on the "forehead".
I also read that the second dorsal fin is closer to the body for the female though mine does either or depending on mood. Maybe when paired the male and female holds that fin a certain way.
Now the question is how to successfully wean them to dry prepared?
Posted April 2, 2012
Most bangaii cardinalfish will never eat dry prepared food no matter how much you try. If you really want to though you can mix pellets or flakes into frozen food and see if she eats them.
Posted April 4, 2012
Yeah, I mix Hikari Marine A & S, Ocean Nutrition Formula 1, and New Spectrum Thera Plus and mash it with the frozen mysis.
It does it eat it with frozen mysis but if it's by itself it will ignore it, other times it spits it out even though it does eat bits of it.
Ocean Nutrition shouldn't put bangaii on their packaging if they don't eat it.
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