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Rasta Red
07/08/2016, 11:08 PM
My male cardinal jus inhaled the egg sack of the female.wat are sum things I should know 2 produce healthy babies http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160709/974463e3b5013c47af360d9c11edc8b5.jpg

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farfromsea
07/09/2016, 12:32 AM
I would remove them him from the tank a bit before the babies are due to be released. I believe the average is 20ish days after he starts keeping them in his mouth. I would feed them brine shrimp once they are out and make a fake sea urchin for them to hang out in. Some people use those plastic organizers as well rather than fashion something from zip ties.

http://www.umbra.com/usd/grassy-organizer-3

Fortunately there is lots of info on breeding them on the net since measures have been taken to reduce wild-caught ones going into the aquarium trade.

http://en.microcosmaquariumexplorer.com/wiki/Banggai_Breeding_I

ThRoewer
07/09/2016, 04:41 AM
It may be best to get the male out and placed into a breeder box.
I have 4 pairs and so far none of my males ever carried a batch to term. In most cases the eggs are all gone after a week. Normal tank life is just too stressful and the female may start getting pushy after a while as well.