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post #1 of 17 Old 01-05-2009, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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My bangais have eggs...

Hey, Im new to this forum. I have been on chameleon and dart frog forums for years. My bangai cardinals in my 60 gallon community tank have decided to breed. My male is carrying eggs, and I don't know how long he has had them. I know that I don't have time to cycle another tank before he is going to spit out the babies, so do you think that I can use a breeder net inside the tank for them? Also, should I seperate him since he isn't eating and allow him to eat before I put him back with the female because I've heard that they will breed again immediately after he releases them? Do urchins eat coraline algae? Do the babies grow fast? I'm trying to prepare myself for this, I wasn't expecting them to even be a pair. Thanks...

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post #2 of 17 Old 01-05-2009, 11:40 PM
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hmm, im not sure if a breeding net would work as flow may be too strong, you can try it. you can also set up a seperate tank with sponge filter/bubbler that is uncycled, just do small water changes every 2 days or so.
i personally wouldnt move him as this may stress him, if you feel you can be devoted to caring for the spawn please do some more online research on this, if you are un-aware wild caught bangaii fish are being over harvested so it is good news yours have mated.

and yes urchins will munch on coraline
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post #3 of 17 Old 01-06-2009, 01:47 AM
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They grow kinda fast. i don't know too much about it, but my local club has a memeber that mated some a while back and continue to this day. I'll send you a link to the PDA from my Local Club.

The info is on the 3 page and it's just up your alley
http://www.dfwmas.org/NewsLetter/dfw...ter2008_07.pdf

Congratz! I've always wanted to breed Clowns. I have a pair now that are mated... we'll see.

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post #4 of 17 Old 01-06-2009, 01:51 AM
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Here's the rest of the article in the next month

http://www.dfwmas.org/NewsLetter/dfw...ter2008_08.pdf

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post #5 of 17 Old 01-06-2009, 01:52 AM
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The one above this is part 3 the first i sent is part 2 and this is part 1
http://www.dfwmas.org/NewsLetter/dfw...ter2008_05.pdf

out of order i'm sorry.

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post #6 of 17 Old 01-06-2009, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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if you feel you can be devoted to caring for the spawn please do some more online research on this, if you are un-aware wild caught bangaii fish are being over harvested so it is good news yours have mated.
I have raised killies from eggs and many other species of freshwater fish including mouth brooding cichlids, so Im definately going to try to raise these. I have plenty of cyclopese and small food around. Since I noticed I have done research on these guys, and they sound like they might be pretty simple. I just never thought that i would actually get a saltwater fish to breed. I thought that the current might be an issue. I have plenty of tanks sitting around so I will try the sponge filter method. Thanks for the input.

Thanks for the links Kellsindell, great info. I will post pics if I am successfull in getting babies.

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post #7 of 17 Old 01-06-2009, 10:37 AM
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Sweet, can't wait to see them.

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post #8 of 17 Old 02-12-2009, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, so I haven't posted here for a few weeks so I will updat on what is happening. I seperated my male and made a fake urchin. For some reason he started spitting out the babies a few at a time but they were premature. I made a makeshift egg tumbler and moved them into it as he spit them out. I managed to keep around 5 alive and they are quickly absorbing their yolk sacs. I took a couple of great photos of them that I will put on here when I get home later today. He still looks like he has a few and I have offered him food but he hasn't accepted any yet. If he spits out more I will move them with the others and I will keep him isolated so he can eat for a couple of weeks before I reintroduce him back into the main tank. I know as soon as I put him back the female will fill his mouth with eggs again. Im excited to see these guys grow. I will photograph their progress.

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post #9 of 17 Old 02-12-2009, 03:28 PM
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Very exciting. Looking forward to pics!

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post #10 of 17 Old 02-14-2009, 04:44 PM
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That's totally awesome. I hope the articles i sent you helped a bit. Congrats... i guess there's no shipment to TX in a few months

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