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Old 10-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #11
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I never understood why there were more wild caught sold than tank bred.... but glad to see LA doing it. They're actually one of the easier sw fish to breed, from what I understand, as they're mouth brooders and do the hard part of hatching the eggs for you (though, that's certainly not to say it's easy beyond that point). They are beautiful fish though, and I wish you the best in keeping them. Many people do so successfully.
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Grrrr....

Now I'm second guessing these guys as a choice...
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #13
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I never understood why there were more wild caught sold than tank bred.... but glad to see LA doing it. They're actually one of the easier sw fish to breed, from what I understand, as they're mouth brooders and do the hard part of hatching the eggs for you (though, that's certainly not to say it's easy beyond that point). They are beautiful fish though, and I wish you the best in keeping them. Many people do so successfully.
Thanks, Just out of curiosity did you have any somewhat aggressive fish in your tank? It's recommended to only keep them with peaceful fish, although that can be interpreted several ways. You are correct about their ease of breeding. Based on some of the comments so far I may not get any. I've been a member here for over a year and have yet to even begin a saltwater aquarium. We will see.
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Nah, I just had them (then, only it) along with a pink spotted watchman and a red high fin banded goby (and pistol pair)... in a 40b. Could have been my beginners mistakes, who knows. I just didn't really enjoy fish any, which ultimately led to my now tankless status.
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I have 2 bangaii cardinals. They are shy, and seem I be out more when have a friend. I started with 1, and he hid 90% if the time in a cave until I got him a friend. 2 is enough, though. Mine were tank bred, though, so they ate from the first day. I think all of them that Petco sells are tank bred.
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Okay thanks. Another question. If I did go with a school of three for these guys, is it best to still add one at a time or maybe add one and then two later?
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If you're going to get 3, I would get three from the same tank at the LFS and add all at once. If they're already living together, there's a better chance they'll get along.
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Thanks for the advice!
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