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    Breeding questions

    Hi, I'm new here! My boyfriend and I are ready to have children.. Banggai Cardinals that is. I have a plan and a few questions.
    I have a 34 gallon Red Sea Max, and I was going to put the male and female in there with the other fish. Once they do their mating thing, when exactly do I separate the male?
    Also, when the male has the babies, is it okay if I keep the female in my main 34 gallon and put the male and the babies in a 24 gallon with a divider?
    How long do I feed the male after he has the babies before he's ready to mate again?
    Finally, what can the babies eat and when are they mature enough to give to our LFS?
    Thanks!

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    Hi Sarah and to TR.

    Banggais are in my future but right now I don't have any advice to offer.
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    Hi Sarah Welcome to TR.

    I have had cardinals before but have never had them breed since I have only had one. But here is some links to info about breeding.

    http://www.talkingreef.com/forums/ge...ngaii-fry.html

    Breeding Banggai Cardinals

    JoM Article: Raising and Breeding the Banggai Cardinalfish, by Frank C Marini Ph.D.

    Breeding Banggai Cardinalfish: Here's What You Need to Know to Breed this Popular Marine Fish | Suite101.com

    That is all the links I could find that looked like it may be useful. I hope this helps you.
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    Another great place for information on breeding Bangaii's is on MOFIB I moderate there and one of the people in charge of Pterapogon kauderni

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    MOFIB - Marine Ornamental Fish & Invertebrate Breeders - Marine Fish Breeding / Saltwater Fish Breeding / Marine Invertebrate Breeding
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    Quarantine quarantine quarantine your tank's will thank you and so will your corals u'll also avoid a lot of aggravation with pests, predators, or disease's that come on coral's or live rock or fish

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    he he you may want to take a trip over to the MASM forums as well

    Marinelife Aquarium Society of Michigan

    They've got a breeding initiative going right now that would give you a lot of help!
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    Wow.. this is A LOT of information! Thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah:)
    Hi, I'm new here! My boyfriend and I are ready to have children.. Banggai Cardinals that is.
    OK, Everyone else gave you plenty of direction so, Iíll just add, Youíre too cute!!!

    Welcome to TR.

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    Amblyeleotris randalli commonly, Randall's Goby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibious View Post
    OK, Everyone else gave you plenty of direction so, Iíll just add, Youíre too cute!!!

    Welcome to TR.

    Dick
    LOL Dick you are such a flirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibious View Post
    OK, Everyone else gave you plenty of direction so, I’ll just add, You’re too cute!!!

    Welcome to TR.

    Dick
    She's got a boyfriend.... sorry Dick....

    hah in any case in edit... all that information is one of the reasons I frequent those same places as well as talking reef. all the communities mentioned in this thread are awesome!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayme07
    LOL Dick you are such a flirt.
    Old habits are hard to squelch, especially when it is a fun activity intending no one harm. All done out of love with a chuckle and a wink.

    Quote Originally Posted by THEJRC
    She's got a boyfriend.... sorry Dick....
    Donít be sorry for me. I do it for fun and friendship. Besides, Iím old enough to be her grandfather maybe even her GREAT grandfather. You guys read way to much into this old manís flirtatious nature.

    Grandpa Dick LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibious View Post
    OK, Everyone else gave you plenty of direction so, Iíll just add, Youíre too cute!!!

    Welcome to TR.

    Dick
    D'aww, thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibious View Post
    Donít be sorry for me. I do it for fun and friendship. Besides, Iím old enough to be her grandfather maybe even her GREAT grandfather. You guys read way to much into this old manís flirtatious nature.

    Grandpa Dick LOL
    I know they call the old women cougars.. what do they call the old men? Male cougars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah:) View Post
    I know they call the old women cougars.. what do they call the old men? Male cougars?
    Heffner's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah:)
    D'aww, thanks!
    Welcome.


    Quote Originally Posted by THEJRC View Post
    Heffner's
    Oh, that’s astute of you, Joe. I would not have minded being a Heffner. All that money, all the mansions, all the clubs, all those, hmm, ahh, other things!!! You know, cotton tails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibious View Post
    Oh, thatís astute of you, Joe. I would not have minded being a Heffner. All that money, all the mansions, all the clubs, all those, hmm, ahh, other things!!! You know, cotton tails.
    I knew you'd like that! a girl on each arm....

    you're gonna need more arms
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibious View Post
    OK, Everyone else gave you plenty of direction so, Iíll just add, Youíre too cute!!!

    Welcome to TR.

    Dick
    Just cause there is a goalie, doesn't mean you can't score Dick....lay it on thick, she might come around...

    On a serious note...i was thinking of breeding Pajama Cardnalfish...lets see who can have babies first..
    LARRY!!!!

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    How do you tell if they are male or female? Rounded dorsal and rounded body right?? Babies are in the males mouth, thats freaking cool....I have two males and two females...how many do you have???
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    LARRY!!!!

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