Thursday, October 06, 2005
Captive Bred Banggai Cardinalfish
With over 99% of all saltwater aquarium fish being displaced from the ocean, it gives me great pleasure when I am able to add a captive bred or tank reared fish to a clients aquarium. Or in Kirk and Debbie's case, three captive bred Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) born and raised by Rian and Arlan, Western Marine Conference 2006 committee members, at UC Davis. The clutch was fifty-five, one of the largest in the hobby industry. If you're looking for captive bred Banggai's, Morgan Lidster of Inland Aquatics, Terre Haute, IN, Vice President of AMDA (American Marinelife Dealers Association) is a major Cardinalfish supplier. Also in the photograph is a portion of a propagated Green Slimer SPS coral.