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Old 12-14-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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Feeding a Banggai Cardinalfish

Hi all. Just wanted to see if anyone here has had any exp with a Banggai Cardinalfish. Has anyone had success feeding it NLS Marine sinking pellets? Or Omega One? Or is it absolutely crucial for me to feed him brine shrimp, etc. Did take a peek at liveaquaria.com, but wanted to see if anyone here has actually kept one. Thanks
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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Feeding a Banggai Cardinalfish

I have two. They eat whatever I feed them but I never tried sinking pellets. Omega flake is what I feed when I am away through auto feeder.


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I have one and it refused to eat anything at first. After a few days I could tell it was getting lethargic from not eating.(no idea how long it had gone without food before I got it) I tried some live blackworms (the only live food I could get) and he went crazy for them.
After that feeding he was much more alert and started to show an interest in frozen foods. Now he eats frozen shrimp, Mysis/brine, but still refuses to eat any type of flake or pellets.
Same with my polka dot cardinal, neither will eat anything but frozen, meaty foods.
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When I've had them before, I found that feeding them live foods for the first few feedings got them to eat and soon they would eat whatever I put into the tank. You may need to go that route too?

Hope this helps
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My experience has been like PB Smith. I have one Bengali and he only eats frozen mysis and similar frozen foods. I also have one pajama cardinal fish and he will eat pellets and flake food but seems to like the frozen mysis best.


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I could only get them to eat mysiss shrimp
they are very picky eaters
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Hi all. Just wanted to see if anyone here has had any exp with a Banggai Cardinalfish. Has anyone had success feeding it NLS Marine sinking pellets? Or Omega One? Or is it absolutely crucial for me to feed him brine shrimp, etc. Did take a peek at liveaquaria.com, but wanted to see if anyone here has actually kept one. Thanks
My friends cardinal will usually take NLS marine pellets along with most frozens. Not to picky in my experience but sounds like they can be.
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I was surprised when I first got them. I had just lost my pj (who ate anything), and got a pair of longfins. They only eat mysiss. On the plus side, my other fish are happy to get more than pellets for a change.
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Mine is behaving this way as well. He completely ignores omega one and nls. He only eats mysis so far. I'll try brine shrimp.


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