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Old 05-05-2011, 08:07 PM   #11
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I had 4 spotted cardinals when I started my firs salt water tank, and from my experience which was 2 years with them and from what I heard about their hardiness (which is why I got them in the first place)... They school well and are a tough fish. Plus they look like little Parana's. I dig the red eyes. Check out the link let me know what ya think.

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Old 05-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #12
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Many thanks for suggestions, guys -
Zebra Dart Goby - I like the look of these, could you maybe post video?
Spotted Cardinalfish - I love their look, almost as much as the Bangaii, but they always seem a bit...static. Am I wrong? I have an image of my school flashing around the tank together, splitting up and then coming together (Which may be completely unrealistic of course)! Also I will be going heavily into shrimps etc so that's a bit of a worry with them.
Orange Cardinalfish - Not sure. They don't immediately appeal, but thanks for the suggestion.
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I had a fire shrimp and a banded coral shrimp when I had my cardinals and there were no probs. Plus I had and still have about 6 each of electric orange and electric blue hermit crabs. I still got the shrim too by the way.

I'm not sure what you mean by static with the spotted cardinals but mine would seperate and do there own thing for a little bt them come back together often. They would do alot of hover'n and are a pretty slow fish if you ask me. But I don't think they are any faster or slower than the Bangii.They seem more peacefull to me but thats just my opinion.
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I got a Video of my zebras doing some schooling. The darts tend to separate a bit because there isn't enough other fish in the tank... also because they have so many, so they can divide into smaller schools.

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Thanks for that, lovely. I can see why you like them. Now I'm jealous of your Tang school, of course
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