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Old 01/09/2018, 04:17 PM   #1
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Rearing Bangaii Cardinal Fry in a Breeder box

Hello, I'm new to Reef Central and I have a question, can I raise Bangaii Cardinal fry in Marina Large hang on breeder box, or is there a better box I could use. All info is greatly appreciated


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Old 01/15/2018, 01:17 PM   #2
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The problem isn't the hang on. It's feeding the babies. They'll eat newly hatched artemia and I'd throw in some copepods for nutrition. If you lined the holes where the artemia couldn't escape then it is doable (I think). I removed mine to their own 1 gallon container but then you have to worry about ammonia as a hang on you wouldn't have that problem. A fake urchin and a light can help keep the fish and food in the same place.

Be aware though the heavy feeding for the babies does create ammonia. I like to use greenwater for keep the brine enriched. Obviously in the take your couldn't do green water.


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Old 01/18/2018, 12:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I was thinking about stopping the pump while I feed and then start it back up again after they finish.


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Old 01/18/2018, 12:34 PM   #4
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I will have brine constantly hatching so the fry always have newly hatched to eat. Would enriching the brine with selcon be an option as well?


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Old 01/18/2018, 03:09 PM   #5
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You say when feeding but the babies need to eat all day. At least I believe so based on my limited experience and reading. Welcome enrichment is doable and advisable. Remember bb don't eat the first few hours. I do know mine managed bb that were a day or two old after a week or so. I didn't try it earlier than that.


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Old 01/19/2018, 01:37 AM   #6
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Maybe you can setup a little small 5 or 10 gallon? might help with future cultures.


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Old 01/19/2018, 11:30 AM   #7
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The Cardinal fry will be feed 5 times a day, I don't think they need to eat all day, just multiple times. My male swallowed his eggs a couple days ago, I must've not fed him enough beforehand. I'll use all this advice for next time, thanks guys.


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Old 02/07/2018, 02:24 PM   #8
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I would highly recommend a small breeding tank in the future as well. Think of it as starting off with 80% success in keeping them alive with each choice giving you a + or - % to the chance of success. 1% is really all you need to succeed if you cut corners and roll the dice on a ton of factors, but wouldn't you rather go with the higher success rate range?


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Old 03/16/2018, 01:45 PM   #9
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Hey guys, my male released 20 fry about a week and a half ago in the breeder box and so far everything is going great. No fatalities and everyone is looking happy and healthy. Will keep you guys posted if anything significant happens.


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Old 03/16/2018, 04:29 PM   #10
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Thats cool. Are you a breeder of them?


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Old 03/16/2018, 08:17 PM   #11
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Not to sure what you mean by if I'm the breeder but yes I'm taking care of them and I own the mated pair if that's what your asking.


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Old 03/16/2018, 08:18 PM   #12
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Oh I understand now. No I'm not a breeder of them. This is my first time trying this. ��


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Old 03/16/2018, 09:33 PM   #13
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Good luck. I loved selling mine to my lads. I lost my pair to hurricane. Keep us updated.


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Old 03/17/2018, 07:45 AM   #14
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Wow, so sorry to hear that and for sure I'll keep you updated.


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Old 03/24/2018, 07:36 PM   #15
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Just an update: all are still going strong. None have died and they are all growing rapidly


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Old 03/24/2018, 08:05 PM   #16
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Awesome!


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