Fivelined cardinalfish

Species information for the Fivelined cardinalfish, in the Cardinals category.

  1. FAMILY - Perciformes

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chellodipterus Quinquelineatus

    COMMON NAME - Fivelined Cardinalfish

    SIZE - 4.7" (12 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 US Gal. (114 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Small chopped marine fare, live baby guppies, grass shrimp, and frozen brine shrimp, frozen preparations for carnivores.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat small snails, crabs, shrimps, and fish.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep only one per tank, introduce after more passive tankmates are acclimated, will feed day and night, spends most of its time in the open, provide hiding places, younger fish will spend time in the tentacles of sea anemones, or long spine urchins, keep only with fish its own size or larger and with passive tankmates.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 16, 2014
    jhnrb, Feb 17, 2009