Threadfin Blue Eyed Cardinal (Apogon leptacanthus)
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfish)
Natural Range: Red Sea, Indian Ocean
Depth: 3 to 39 ft. Size: 2.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 10+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Crustacean larvae, copepods, zooplankton
Natural History: The Threadfin Blue Eyed Cardinalfish is usually found in shoals around stony corals in lagoon patch reefs. Their numbers may reach the thousands in a single shoal. It will roam at night to feed on benthic crustaceans, then return by day to the coral for safety.
Husbandry: Threadfin Blue Eyed Cardinalfish should be kept in groups of 5 or more in an aquarium, and only with other peaceful species. It is an excellent display species for a stony coral reef tank. This species should only be housed with peaceful tankmates.
AKA: Bluestreak Cardinalfish, Threadfin Cardinalfish
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