Orbiculate cardinalfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Perciformes

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Sphaeramia orbicularis

    COMMON NAME - Orbiculate Cardinalfish

    SIZE - 3.9" (10 cm)

    RANGE - Indo West Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Chopped marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, frozen marine preparations


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Eats polychaete worms, small fish

    CAPTIVE CARE - Good beginners fish, will eat most aquarium fare, some say this fish is bullet proof, can be kept in small schools, if more than one is kept introduce all at the same time, the fish will establish a pecking order and rarely inflict any damage to the others.

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