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  1. General Reef Discussion
    A guy at my LFS would only sell benghai cardinals in pairs or trips. He said they feel more secure in groups and would school. Is there any truth to this? Will they school? Is it cruel to the fish to keep a single cardinal?
  2. Reef Fish
    Hey guys, I have had a pair of BC for close to 6 months now. Repeatedly i tried to add more to the group but every time they would chase them away or try and kill them, so i believed they were a pair. Yesterday i was proven right! The larger of the two, Male as i have read, is holding. I was...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'll try to keep this short ... About 4 weeks ago I got 2 ocellaris clownfish to start my tank. 3-4 days after having been in the main tank, one died for no reason I could find other than maybe he was bullied to death by the other clownfish. The next day I got another clownfish and they have...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So a while ago I purchased three juvenile Bangaii Cardinal fish and recently had to return one to the fish store after the other two bullied him. I was excited to learn that meant they were probably a mated pair! Sure enough I looked at my Banggai today and his jaw is very large and he's not...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, I've been doing freshwater tropical aquariums for about 5 years now, my wife and I have always wanted a Reef aquarium. So we are trading our 180 gallon for a 55 gallon reef setup, then we will upgrade it to a 75 gallon once we get the hang of it.
  6. Reef Fish
    So here is the dilemma... I am currently switching from a 36 gallon setup to a 75 gallon. In the 36 gallon setup there were these fish: 1x Scissortail Dartfish 3x Blue/Green Chromis 1x Scooter Blenny 3x Black Cardinals 1x Chalk Bass 1x Hawaiian Reef Lobster Now, half these fish have occupied...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All, I've keep a pair of clownfish for about a year in a nano tank and am now looking to upgrade to a 130litre (34 gallon) tank and I'm wondering what other fish you would recommend me adding? And how many in total would be appropriate for the size? I definitely want a cardinal, but am open...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Not sure I have shared the experience I have had with "the boys" yet. I got a small glass cardinal a little over a month ago. He would not eat frozen mysis, pellets, flakes, live black worms or live brine shrimp. I tried garlic and I tried feed when the lights were out to entice him to eat as...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    i put may cardinal fish in last night and its been about 30 hrs and he is swimming sideways at the top of the tank. is he going to make it? i had the LFS test my water today and it is all good but the ph is 7.9... would that cause this reaction? when i first put him in he was fine.. even ate...
  10. Reef Fish
    I've had Banggai cardinal for about 2 and a half weeks, and the maroon clownish about a week. Neither have been eating very much. Maybe it's because they're new? I've been feeding them flakes, baby shrimp, and cut up jumbo shrimp. Any suggestions please? I've never had any experience with frozen...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    What is everybody's thought on keeping OC Clown's with Cardinal? I never have been in to clowns but my 4 year old is pushing the issue, and I guess I will have to consider.
  12. Reef Fish
    I am about to by 6-7 of these as a school in my 125 reef tank. It has plenty of hiding spots and caves, and was wondering if anyone has any firsthand experience. I have done as much research as I can find and have seen mixed reviews. Mainly with small schools 4is in size. Most reports seem to...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    My wife just came back from the LFS with 3 Banjai cardinal fish. The LFS guy told her that she should get 3, because they 'like to be together'. We have only a 20 gallon cube with a pair of percula clowns and a lawnmower blenny. I was led to believe that in a tank this size we should have 5...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    So in my QT I had four fish. A foxface, two fire gobies and a flame cardinal. Almost a week ago one goby went missing. I searched all over. Removed the three little rocks I had in there, searched outside and under tank. The tank is totally covered with only an opening for the fluval hoses. I...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Yesterday I picked up a Kaudern's Cardinal and Blue tang (very small, will move to my 150g once it's larger) from lfs. All of my fish have come from same place. Tang is fine, cardinal is lying on side yawning (opening and closing mouth repeatedly) All of my fish, inverts and coral all seem to be...
  16. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    I've been reading a lot of the posts on here about Banggai Cardinals and people who have had a great deal of success in breeding them and i'm after giving it a go myself, yet need some advice. I'm a novice when it comes to keeping marine fish and therefore forgive me if any questions seem stupid...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I just added a pajama cardinal to the tank. He's no bigger than a nickel and has stayed in a single spot in the aquarium. It's been 2 days and i've not seen him eat. There are 2 Clowns in there with him and they're benevolent to his presence so I don't think he's stressed. I got up at 2am and...
  18. Tank Specs
    Equipment: 110 Gal 60L 24H 16W Octopus BH300 Skimmer Outer Orbit 72" Light (3x14,000 MH 6xT5 Actinics 6 Moonlight LEDs) Aquaclear HB Filter w/ Carbon 3x Powerheads 40 lb. Live Rock Fish: 2x PJ Cardinals One Spotted Blenny Eibli Angelfish Pygmy Angelfish Clean Up Crew: 3x Mexican Turbo...
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    100mm Macro Shots

  20. 100mm Macro Shots

    100mm Macro Shots

    One of my two cardinals
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