Baby Cardinal Fish

Discussion in 'Breeding Tropical Fish' started by Z-Ice, Feb 13, 2008.

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  1. Z-Ice

    Z-Ice Flamingo Tongue

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    I came home one day and thought I had a fly in the top of my tank....come to find out the fly(baby cardinal) was swimming around. I notice one of the parents mouth was really big. He/She was protecting the babies.

    Babies!!!

    Better pics below

    Babies

    I have 16 netted and one swimming as it pleases in the main tank.

    Little BB's with fins!

    Zak
     
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  3. totter0817

    totter0817 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Good Job!! Do you plan to keep all of them?
     
  4. BillyD

    BillyD Feather Duster

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    Congrats on the new Fry! Hope they all do well ;)
     
  5. wastemanagement

    wastemanagement Eyelash Blennie

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    cool stuff ,
    I saw a post just the other day here on 3reef that said they have been placed on a red list .
    Just goes to show that even hobbiests can breed these little marvels so why are they not being mass breed to supply the aquarium industrys?
    (im sure the are being mass breed already but you get my drift)
     
  6. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Awesome, we have a mated pair of malawi cichlids in one of our freshwater tanks, that have had babies twice in the past six months...Great pics...8)
     
  7. bmshehan

    bmshehan Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    that is awesome, great pics!! if you're driving through southern indiana here soon, drop one by!
     
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  9. Nemo 22

    Nemo 22 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    that is cool.cardinals are very easy to breed.
     
  10. Z-Ice

    Z-Ice Flamingo Tongue

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    sizes

    I am not planning on keeping any of them. My tank is pretty maxed as it is. I do not know how fast they will grow.? Or..How long to wait before I can transfer them somewhere else?

    Anyone have any ideas?

    I am feeding them baby brine food. They love it!



    Thanks,
    Zak
     
  11. Z-Ice

    Z-Ice Flamingo Tongue

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    Well the 50% statement is pretty much true. I am down to 8 healthy little guys in my separate breeder cage and 1 swimming freely in my tank.

    Zak
     
  12. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And yet we see no pictures :D