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Orangestriped Cardinalfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Orangestriped Cardinalfish
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The Orangestriped Cardinalfish is also known as the Yellowstriped Cardinalfish, Goldstriped Cardinalfish, or in the aquarium trade as simply the Striped Colored Cardinal. It is silver highlighted by orange-gold horizontal stripes.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a cave and peaceful tank mates is ideal for this slow and methodical swimmer. If a larger aquarium is available, a small school of the species (5-10) will make the fish much happier and healthier.

The Orangestriped Cardinalfish should be fed a well balanced diet of meaty foods such as feeder shrimp, marine flesh, flaked foods, pellet foods, 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: Orangestriped Cardinalfish (Apogon cyanosoma)

Family: Apogonidae

Range: Indo-Pacific

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: Peaceful

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Care Level: Mouth Breeder

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