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xler8r
06/23/2016, 07:40 AM
Hi everyone!
I woke up this morning to find swimming in the lowest flow area in my tank a baby Bengai Cardinal! This was pretty unexpected as I'm still under a year of having this tank and didn't know my pair were breeding.

It's pretty unfortunate though and maybe you guys can shed some light on this. Just 2 days ago in the morning, one of my pair I found laying on its side in basically the same spot I found the baby today, not moving but still breathing. I captured it and put it in my little floating breeder box and even after 20 minutes it still wasn't changing so I figured it was dying like some of my other fish. I had noticed for a while one of the pair was not eating and in the past week saw the 2nd one was not eating... saw something like this coming. :(

This morning I read this topic that was posted on the forum and now makes me think the pair were breeding. http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1990387
I'm so not prepared/set up to breed any fish yet, haha. I don't want to let this little guy down but am really behind the curve and don't know the first thing about getting baby brine shrimp for this guy... so basically I put some small frozen Hikari Mysis and some BRS Reef Chili in his little container to see if he'd pick at either.

Any feedback is appreciated!
https://1drv.ms/i/s!AokQsZH-fDRthrFj8pS663cGqVMtcA

xler8r
06/23/2016, 07:44 AM
I'm not sure why it won't let me edit my previous post... but I'll try posting a photo again differently here...
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collegereefs
06/25/2016, 09:45 PM
Congrats on the baby. Sorry, about the pair. If you can separate the pair with a clear divider it would give the male a chance to put some weight on. If you can't get live brine for the baby you need to keep the frozen food in suspension with a bubbler or light flow of some kind. Hope this helps.

xler8r
06/27/2016, 07:01 AM
Congrats on the baby. Sorry, about the pair. If you can separate the pair with a clear divider it would give the male a chance to put some weight on. If you can't get live brine for the baby you need to keep the frozen food in suspension with a bubbler or light flow of some kind. Hope this helps.

Thanks Collegereefs. I posted a video of them herehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEmlXrPjkpFK7LPM2MI4WbQ on my Youtube page. They seem to be doing pretty well as I was able to find a shrimp breeding kit at the local store. Its funny though, they really only go after those baby brine shrimp!

collegereefs
06/27/2016, 07:15 AM
They are known to be very stubborn about what they eat. It's best to start mixing in a few frozen baby brine over time.

shellsea
07/07/2016, 10:43 AM
Congrads on the babies!!!! I too discovered babies (2 of them) in my overflow on May 27. About 6 weeks old now. 1 disappeared. Not sure if it went down to the fuge in sump or not. Its a jungle in there. Anyhow, my babies were given tiny bits of freeze dried brine shrimp and ate it. Now eating just about what ever little bits I put in the overflow. Hope to move the 1 survivor to a new frag tank I am planning.
Good luck with yours.