Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-28-2005, 04:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: rockport, massachusetts
Posts: 547
cardinal fish food?

I have a pair of banggai cardinal fish who have been in my tank for 4 days. They are the only residents so far, except for inverts. They look beautiful, but they haven't eaten anything I've given them. I've tried: Prime reef flakes, recommended by the notorious LFS, ground up fresh squid, ground up fresh shrimp, and the flakes I feed my freshies: Tetramin tropical flakes. No go on any of this.

I know these fish are shy and tend to be nocturnal. Are they just settling in? Or is 4 days too long to go without any food? Any thoughts or suggestions?

dianeww is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2005, 02:52 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 162
To get my pj card to start eating I fed him live brine shrimp. I would get this for him 2 times a week for a month. Slowly he started to eat different foods. Now he will go after everything. He is a really cool fish and even though he is nocturnal, he still perks up whenever the food goes in. Give it time.
75 Gal FOWLR est. 6-01
Wet Dry w/Amiracle Skimmer
[Bio Balls/1lbs. slow drip Carbon]
9 Watt UV Ster.
100lbs. Live Rock (Fiji,Tonga Br)
125lbs. Aragonite Base
Maculosus Angel~Yellow Tang~Flame Hawk~Canary Blenny~Pajama Cardinal~Bl Yel Tl Damsel~Brittle Star

10 Gallon Sea Clear Acrylic est. 7-05
Whisper HOB w/carbon+ 1 rio 400 PH
65 watt 12K PC
DSB + 6lbs. Fiji LR/2lbs. Base R
5 Bl Leg Hermits/ 5 Astrea Snails
1 Serpeant Star/ 1 Whte Burr Star
Leather Coral
Orange+Green Zoos
Growth of Halimeda
SALTYDAWGY is offline   Reply With Quote

cardinal, fish food, food

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bangai cardinal fish AdamHorton Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 12 08-19-2009 03:44 PM
High fin cardinal with Pj. Cardinal? blazeyreef Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 01-02-2007 09:19 AM
Cardinal fish? blazeyreef Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 10-26-2006 02:45 PM
banggai cardinal fish noodus Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 10-04-2005 02:59 PM
Bangaii Cardinal fish....how many can I have? BONESTOCK Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 02-20-2004 01:19 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.