Baby Copper Cardinal Fish

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  1. Bongo Shrimp

    Bongo Shrimp Well-Known Member

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    Here they are! This video is when they had just hatched. According to Matt Pedersen, this may be the first ever documented hatching of copper cards in captivity. Right now they are in a larva tank aka 5g bucket with larval rotifers for food and an air line for some water movement.. There are about 50-70 alive right now.


    Be sure to watch in 1080HD!

    YouTube - Copper Cardinal Fish Larvae

    ~1 minute old:
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    ~1 day old:
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    ficklefins Super Duper Moderator

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    That is awesome! How long did you have the parents before this happened?
     
  3. Bongo Shrimp

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    I've had them since 10/8/09 but they started spawning 2/27/10. They spawned 8 times since then but the male would drop the eggs or eat them. Now he finally figured it out. Let's see if I can figure it out now.
     
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    Good luck Im trying for succesful raising of my green and red manderin cross this will be my second time raising them lost about 1/2 the first go around but they made good lookin babies
     
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    Cool Oiseau Reefer! Hope they make it for you.
     
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    ~2 Days [​IMG]

    And Here's where we stand so far:
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    That is cool!!

    Talk about your eyes being bigger than your stomach :haha:
     
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    Literally!
     
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    very nice. Your making me get the captive breeding bug again.
     
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    Through three days:
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    Do you have any PIC's of the parents?
     
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    Sure: Mom is on the right, dad has eggs in his mouth.
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    Thanks!

    I had not seen Copper Cardinals before.
     
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    650-IS350 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Nice !!!!!!!! thanks for sharing. sweet pics
     
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    Through day 4:
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    Through ~5 days:
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    How many off spring do you have now?
     
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    ~40? maybe
     
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    That's pretty cool :bigsmile:
     
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    Ok- GREAT NEWS!!! I SEE FULL TUMMIES!!! Look at day 6! Almost all the remaining 10 or so larvae have full or almost full guts now! Guess they were unable to eat the rotifers till just recently.
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