The Panda banggai cardinalfish mutation reappears

It’s been almost three years since we first reported about the the Panda Banggai cardinalfish mutation, and we’ve heard nary a peep more about this exciting fish. The Panda Banggai is the first domesticated marine fish strain to show up outside…

Are Banggai cardinalfish endangered species or invasive species?

Earlier this week, the results of a 12-month finding by the National Marine Fisheries Service has concluded to propose the beloved Banggai cardinalfish as an endangered species. Together with three species of little-known stony corals, the Banggai cardinalfish, which is…

Banggai Rescue book getting closer to final release

It was over a year ago that we first covered the Banggai Rescue Kickstarter project, which was ran to fund a book about the Pterapogon kauderni and the project to bring the Cardinals back from the brink of extinction along with a small…

Panda Banggai cardinalfish revealed in first ever video appearance

The Panda Banggai cardinalfish is the first domestically produced captive strain of the iconic reef aquarium fish, Pterapogon kauderni. We got our first look at the half-black Panda Banggai at the Tropical Marine Centre booth at InterZoo 2012 where TMC…

Panda Banggai cardinalfish is the first captive strain of this iconic reef fish

The Panda Banggai Cardinalfish is an exciting new strain of Pterapogon kauderni which is a huge achievement for a fish which has captivated the hearts and minds of so many fish lovers. Hailing from a huge operation of banggai cardinalfish…

Invasive Banggai cardinalfish crowd out native fish from Diadema and anemone habitats

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAblRkS5J-0[/youtube] Banggai cardinalfish are so cute, what’s the worst that could happen if we set them loose in a non-native habitat? So far we’ve only been hearing about the details of the introduction, and we’ve debated what it…

Bangai Cardinalfish video in their unnatural habitat

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVICeDX2dp4[/youtube] The Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, is one of the most iconic fish in the marine aquarium trade. It’s unusual coloration, unique reproductive strategy and ease of care has made Banggai cardinals extremely popular but this has led…

Jaw dropping time-lapse video of a shoal of invasive banggaii cardinalfish

About a month ago we posted this image by Tony Wu of a shoal of banggaii cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, in Lembeh, Sulawesi where they do not natively occur. That post received some skepticism as to how many fish that single…

Banggais in Lembeh and Maculosus in the Mediterranean, these fish are a long way from home

You know why Pterapogon kauderni is called the Banggai cardinalfish? Because originally it was found only around the Banggai Islands of Sulawesi, Indonesia. After several years of reported sightings of banggai cardinalfish a long way from home, the snapshot above…