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Old 08-18-2009, 08:57 AM   #1
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I added a Bangai Cardinal to my 150 SW tank a couple of days ago. The other fish pretty much ignore him, so it's probably not aggression-related, but he stays in the same spot facing upward most of the time, and rarely moves from that spot. He doesn't eat, even though there are times when food falls right in front of him. I noticed a very small red spot near the top of his body this morning, but it's so small I don't know if it could be anything. I'd take a picture but it didn't show up on the picture. Any ideas what could be wrong with him?
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His actions sounds pretty normal for a newly introduced fish. Cardinals are nocturnal so you won't see much movement during the day.
They can also be tuff to get eating. Try getting it started on live brine shrimp then move to frozen mysis. If you get it eating frozen, eventually it should take whatever you feed your other fish.
Can't really comment on the red spot without a pic.
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This makes sense. They get frozen spirulina brine shrimp every few days and come to think of it, that's the only thing I've ever seen him eat...

So, besides quarantining, what's a good way to target feed a fish like this? There are many hungry damsels who will eat anything, but what do you suggest?

Thanks for your help so far
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I suggest removing the damsels. LOL. As long as they are in their you`ll see this all the time. I agree with Larry as far as the cardinal it sounds pretty much normal.
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:37 AM   #5
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Cardinals are nocturnal
Learn something new every day ... I didn't realize they were nocturnal.
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Learn something new every day ... I didn't realize they were nocturnal.
Have you seen those eyes? There huge. I actually assumed they were nocturnal.
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Have you seen those eyes? There huge. I actually assumed they were nocturnal.
Guess I never thought about it - they do have some big eyeballs!
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WTF? I have been getting calls from my girlfriend today telling me how one of the damsels and this cardinal were laying down on the sand, barely breathing. I had her do an ammonia test, and it's next to zero like it has been. No aggression from other fish, and the rest of the fish seem fine. All I have for a quarantine right now is a bowl, and the (nearly dead) damsel is in that now.

I've been using very small amount of super-glue and hot glue on my overflow cup recently to make some small modifications to it, but I thought neither of those were bad for fish, and even then, there's 165G of tank volume here. What other things should I be looking for here?
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Were you using the regular super-glue type? or the gel type? Because i think i remember seeing someone say something on how the runny type of super-glue is bad for the tank, but the gel type is good. Not too sure on this.
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Any word on the cardinal?
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