My banggai cardinals are doing the courtship dance!

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  1. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    Well, the little guy is doing very well in the " nursery" tank.

    He is probably twice the size he was when I put him in there a couple weeks ago.
     
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  3. ReefSparky

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    Wow that male's jaw just squares right up while holding.
     
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    Yeah, that's exactly like mine looked like. MJ, that male in that pic has to be pretty close to releasing, right?


    Here is a pic of my bangaii cardinal baby. This is 5 weeks after the male released the babies.
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    He is getting big.
     
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    Well, as I suspected, the 2 adult cardinals are doing the courtship dance again.

    I am going to try and raise as many as I can this time. I'm still stoked about the 1 baby I have from the last mating.

    Edit, as of about 8:30 pm, the male's mouth is completely filled with eggs and his jaw is all bowed out.
     
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    It's now day 14 of the male holding eggs. I need to brush up on my reading to see when they hatch. I think the male releases then fry at day 23, but I was one day off last time, and that's why i only have 1 of the original hatch.

    Speaking of the first baby cardinal that I have, he is getting very big now. About 2 more months and he will be as big as the pair I bought were when I got them.
     
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    Yes. 23 days is often the number that you read, but it's not like clockwork. It could range within a handful of days either side.
     
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    Now all you have to do is pay child support. j/k
     
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    Good thing these are actually worth $$.;D
     
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    Hopefully tonight the male releases the fry. I looked before heading out to work this AM, but I am pretty sure the male had a fat mouth yet.
     
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    That's cool. Is the 23 day an average for just the cardinals, or is that most fish?