My banggai cardinals are doing the courtship dance!

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  1. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    Yeah, that's typically what they do sparky, now if your overflow is like mine, I think the LED's will bring them in when the male releases them at night. Or some use a fry catcher with a couple LED's on them. One company makes one for like 120 dollars.

    A member of my local club is raising false percs that he caught with the same method form fry in his DT.

    He has over 200 clowns that will be ready soon.
     
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  3. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    Well, the dad is being a good father. No sign of any hatched eggs yet, but his mouth is getting bigger.
     
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    i had this odd flash of you going through a sympathy pregnancy - as in, running around the house with a mouthful of caviar :)

    I am eager to see how this goes! How awesome that soon there will be babies.
     
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    Tadpole1mill Purple Spiny Lobster

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    LOL hahaha


    @ts

    GOOD LUCK WITH THE FRY! :)
     
  6. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    LOL, All is well as of now. Let's see they are on like 2 weeks now.


    I will need to buy some brine shrimp and start hatching them soon, I will feed the brine with selcon to give the fry better chance of surviving. Apparently non fortified brine shrimp can give cardinal fry some sort of tremors that can kill them.
     
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    idunn Astrea Snail

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    Hey, lucky you. My are doin the the same thing right now. I've successfully had the banggais fry release before, but didn't put them in a separate tank. feeding is difficult. you better hatch some brine. they dig that. Good luck. i'll dig up the pics i have of the eggs in the males mouth.
     
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    oooooohhhh glad to see an update here. Ive been wondering about the eggs and whether they had hatched yet.

    :)
     
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    I have not seen him open his mouth recently to see if any swimmers are in there. I would imagine they have to be close.
     
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    Well, I re read what the incubation time is for the fry, and it is 21 days usually. But they can be anywhere from 18-24 days. Day 18 is tomorrow.

    I will be hatching baby brine tomorrow, and feeding them selcon in preparation. Any brine that get too old or are hatched too early get to be live food for the tank. Sux to be my fish I guess. ;)
     
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    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When the male is carrying eggs, his mouth is so full, it's usually not possible for him to close it completely. Mine swam with his mouth open. He doesn't touch food during this time. Also, the profile of the jaw becomes squared off. It's pretty obvious when they're carrying.