Ochre striped cardinalfish

Species information for the Ochre striped cardinalfish, in the Cardinals category.

  1. FAMILY - Perciformes

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Apogon Compressus

    COMMON NAME - Octre Striped Cardinalfish

    SIZE - 4.7" (12 cm)

    RANGE - Tropical Eastern Atlantic

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. (76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Fresh marine fare for carnivores chopped into bits small enough for the fish to manage, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, frozen marine preparations for carnivores and omnivores.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 10

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - May eat delicate ornamental shrimp.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep only one per tank unless at least 55 US Gal. (208 L) or larger, then add two at same time, will defend its hiding place and chase other cardinal fish away, the brighter the lighting the more the fish will hide. Will perster other cardinal fish, color tends to fade, feed a varied diet vitamin enriched and containing color enhancing additives for marine fish.

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