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Old 01-24-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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PJs anyone??

Well I was at the LFS today, my weekly visit, and I couldn't resist the price for these guys. So I decided they would make a nice addition to the tank.

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Oh gosh they are adorable! Are they aggressive, do they get large?
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Here is what the good Drs have to say about them. They can get to about 3" in size in the aquarium. They are just a neat fish to watch.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a cave and peaceful tank mates is suitable for this slow and methodical swimmer. It tends to hide in sea grass or other plants, or may use long spined urchins for camouflage. If a larger aquarium is available, it will handle a small group of this species. As a group, they will establish a strict hierarchy without aggressiveness.
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I fell in love with these fish at MACNA XIX, and if I get a SW tank, it will be to keep these guys!

Anne, I don't think they are that large - only a little bigger than a betta. From what I read they are not aggressive. Their relative, the Bangaii cardinal, is a little more aggressive and a little larger.

Excellent pickup, Ziggy! How many total did you get and what size is your tank?
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:35 PM   #5
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I got 3 and I have a 72g bow. I couldn't beat the price! 3 for $30!! I've wanted them for a long time just haven't got them. I went to the LFS I go to all the time and he had ordered them by mistake so I helped him get rid of the LOL!
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They sound like an awesome fish! If I start SW I will have to look into them. Great pickup!
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Thanks I'm pleased!
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Do yours tend to stay in one place or move around? Most of the ones I see in the store kinda hang in one place.
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I loved my pj cardinal! They are nocturnal though so if you want to view them when most active view with LED lights or something! They aren't aggressive, well at least mine wasn't. Congrats on the new addition
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Roka, they tend to hover much of the time and pretty easy going fish; although, they do have their hierarchies.

Ziggy, one of my personal faves so congrats on the new additions. Do watch them very carefully as they tend to be sensitive, especially if they were not quarantined and medicated. I definitely prefer these over their dirty pajama counterparts, orbicularis.
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