How does the Banggai Cardinal make that percussive sound?

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I have a single Banggai Cardinal in my tank. When he feels the need to defend himself, he makes a percussive sound that I can hear clear across the room. I've been googling for info on the mechanics of how they make this noise, but so far finding nothing.

Does anyone here know how it works?
 
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these may help

http://www.fishecology.org/soniferous/soniferous.htm

https://dosits.org/galleries/audio-gallery/fishes/clownfish/

https://dosits.org/animals/sound-production/how-do-fish-produce-


sounds/#:~:text=Fishes such as drums and,rate, thus creating drumming sounds
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Buccal pops maybe? Like popping the jaw, but louder? Do you ever see the fish when it's making the sounds? Does it do anything like clicking it's jaw?

Just curious though...did you start with live rock? It could be that it's actually a mantis or snapping shrimp hitchhiker instead...
 

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Buccal pops maybe? Like popping the jaw, but louder? Do you ever see the fish when it's making the sounds? Does it do anything like clicking it's jaw?

Just curious though...did you start with live rock? It could be that it's actually a mantis or snapping shrimp hitchhiker instead...
I was going to say the same thing about the hitchhikers. I've read the horror stories about those guys! I know some people love them but I'm a solid "nope" to that! Haha.
 

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I have a single Banggai Cardinal in my tank. When he feels the need to defend himself, he makes a percussive sound that I can hear clear across the room. I've been googling for info on the mechanics of how they make this noise, but so far finding nothing.

Does anyone here know how it works?
This is the first I’ve ever heard of Bengali cardinals making vocalizations
 
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Mine makes the noises when s/he knows that I'm in the room and is hungry. Don't know how it works.
 

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Never heard a sound from mine of 3 years but again current tank glass is 1.25” thick
 
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Seems odd to me that some Banggai Cardinals would make this sound and others wouldn't. Maybe yours just never gets into a defensive position? I've got a couple of jerk fish, maybe you don't?
 

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