8/6/2012: Bangai Cardinal fry!
I was looking in the saltwater tank last night and I saw a baby Bangai Cardinal resting on the side of the tank! I managed to get a couple of good pictures — he’s so small you can make out the individual grains of sand in the picture.
I’ve never seen a cardinal make it this far, though I’ve seen a lot of positive mating behavior between the two cardinals. I don’t know how many others are still around, but hiding (which is where I thought they would all be); and I also have no delusious of any of them actually growing up to be mature fish, since there are plenty of bigger fish the can make a quick snack out of a fish this size.
…but there’s always hope