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Banggai Cardinalfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Banggai Cardinalfish
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The Banggai Cardinalfish, also known as the Kaudern's Cardinal, or Longfin Cardinalfish, is silver highlighted by black stripes and white spots on the body and long, elegant fins.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a cave and peaceful tank mates is ideal for this slow and methodical swimmer. Due to its aggressive behavior towards conspecifics, it should not be kept in large groups.

The Banggai Cardinalfish is relatively easy to breed in an aquarium setting.

The Banggai Cardinalfish should be fed a well balanced diet of meaty foods such as feeder shrimp, marine flesh, bloodworms, and depending on its size, live feeder fish.

Like other cardinalfish, they are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Blennies, Boxfish, Butterflyfish, Cardinalfish, Clownfish, Filefish, Gobies, Grunts & Sweetlips, Hawkfish and Puffers.

Fish Facts

Name: Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Family: Apogonidae

Range: Indonesia

Size: Up to 3 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: Medium

Temperament: Aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Care Level: Mouth Breeder

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