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Old 09-18-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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How manh banggai cardinals in a 37g reef?

Hi, i have a 37g reef tank and wanted to get some banggai carinals for it as schooling fish,my stock is:
1 valentini puffer
1 emerald crab
1 decorator crab
5 red legged hermit crabs
1 sally lightfoot

Corals:
1 torch
4 brains
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #2
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Well says 30 gal min for one but say if can find pair should be ok for few yrs till they grow full size. They are hard fish to get to school in tanks as males will kill each other when start turning to adults, some people had luck with getting same batch of tank bread ones to school but I have only seen 3 adults in same tank.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Hi, i have a 37g reef tank and wanted to get some banggai carinals for it as schooling fish,my stock is:
1 valentini puffer
1 emerald crab
1 decorator crab
5 red legged hermit crabs
1 sally lightfoot

Corals:
1 torch
4 brains
Be careful with your Valentini puffer fish, very toxic. If it happens to get stressed to new additions into you tank can release toxins and kill everything. If it dies take out ASAP

Other than that, you can add a bunch of cardinals with out being overstocked
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Well says 30 gal min for one but say if can find pair should be ok for few yrs till they grow full size. They are hard fish to get to school in tanks as males will kill each other when start turning to adults, some people had luck with getting same batch of tank bread ones to school but I have only seen 3 adults in same tank.
3 is prob the smallest school I've saw?
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:37 PM   #5
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I wouldn't put any cardinals in with a Valentini...... They are fin eaters, especially long finned fish like cardinals.

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I wouldn't put any cardinals in with a Valentini...... They are fin eaters, especially long finned fish like cardinals.

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They won't eat your fish? They don't get to big, they aren't really puffers, they mimic a puffer. Won't get big enough to eat your fishy
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@ ivan_dalmatia: The valentini puffer or saddled toby (canthigaster valentini) is a true puffer, who's skin, eggs and consequently larvae are toxic. No doubt by saying "it's a mimic" you meant the mimic filefish, (paraluteres prionurus), which is not actually toxic at all.

I understand your mistake, that is why it's important to distinguish fish not only by their common name, but their scientific as well.
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@ ivan_dalmatia: The valentini puffer or saddled toby (canthigaster valentini) is a true puffer, who's skin, eggs and consequently larvae are toxic. No doubt by saying "it's a mimic" you meant the mimic filefish, (paraluteres prionurus), which is not actually toxic at all.

I understand your mistake, that is why it's important to distinguish fish not only by their common name, but their scientific as well.
Ya your right, sorry and thanks
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In terms of toxicity, the puffer will be fine. Hes only harmful to an fish that is attacking him or eating him... Dont confuse the puffer with boxfish or cowfish, which can actually release a toxin.
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In terms of toxicity, the puffer will be fine. Hes only harmful to an fish that is attacking him or eating him... Dont confuse the puffer with boxfish or cowfish, which can actually release a toxin.
Ya that's what I did
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