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Old 04-22-2010, 07:17 PM   #81
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Just got home from work and he seems to be fine, swimming all over the place Looks like he's getting along fine with the Firefish too, no aggresion at all, they basically ignore each other.

So I'm a little confused about how to feed the crabs etc. I've just been taking a couple of flakes, crunching them up into relatively small pieces with my finger and thumb, and releasing it underwater so that it gets blown allover the place by the current. The fish "hunt" the little pieces of food just fine, and I assume the crabs clean up the rest?
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They clean up anything. Feed the tank Mysis or Enriched Brine shrimp at least once a week to give them something meaty to eat. They will appreciate it.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:08 PM   #83
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So I really want a Bangai Cardinal next. Would that be an ok addition?
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:50 PM   #84
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My brother has one in his 80 gallon tank and hes quite the character..he is a very picky eater and will only eat shrimp...no bloodworms or flakes. He acts like hes too good for the flakes and just turns his nose up to them lol what an attitude. I would research the tank size for them..you only have a 10 gallon and i will let someone else comment on if thats overstocked or not since im not really sure
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:06 AM   #85
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A 10g is only big enough for one small fish.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:09 PM   #86
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Well, more people said yes than no to the Bangai Cardinal idea (on other forums as well) so I went ahead and picked one up on Monday. I asked the pet store to feed the tank and all 4 of the Cardinals that were in it ATTACKED the food, so no worries there.

I took it home and drip acclimated it for just under 2 hours, got him in the tank and everything seemed fine. No aggression at all between him and either of the other fish. Later that night I fed a little bit of flake food to the tank but he would not eat any. He would just grab it and then spit it back out. I figured maybe he was just picky.

Tuesday I fed the tank some dried mysis shrimp instead and he did the same thing, wouldn't eat any. I had asked the pet store what he fed them that first day and he said brine shrimp, so I went out to the store and bought some frozen brine shrimp.

Wednesday I tried feeding the frozen brine shrimp and I think he ate some but it was hard to see cause he would grab it and then go behind the rocks, so I'm not sure if he spit it back out or not.

Thursday I came home to try the brine shrimp again, and found the Cardinal dead

Temperature: 75F/24C
pH: 8.2
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate 0 (MAYBE 5, it's hard to tell)
SG: 1.0235

That's pretty much perfect right? I have no idea why he died
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Your temp. is on the low side, 1.023 SG is okay for a fish only setup
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Your temp. is on the low side, 1.023 SG is okay for a fish only setup
What should the temp be?
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Sorry to hear about your cardinal, I like to keep the temperature in my tank around 78-80F. goodluck with the tank
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I just got back and r312h hit the nail on the head. Tropical temps run 78-82 degrees and might dip down or up but only for short periods of time.
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