Orangestriped cardinalfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Perciformes

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Apogon Cyanosoma

    COMMON NAME - Orangestriped Cardinalfish

    SIZE - 3.1" (8 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 US Gal. (144 L)

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

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 10

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - May eat ornamental shrimp, otherwise, safe.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Can be housed in groups of 5 - 7 if added at the same time, provide hiding places, does well in deep or shallow reef tanks, may pester smaller tankmates, readily acclimates to captivity, will accept a wide variety of aquarium fare. Feed one time a day min. Spends much of it's time in the open.

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