Orangestriped Cardinalfish (Apogon cyanosoma)
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfish)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 161 ft. Size: 3 in. Jumps: No Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Amphipods, shrimps, bristleworms, copepods
Natural History: The Orangestriped Cardinalfish is found individually or in groups on reef slopes, faces and lagoons. By day it is usually found near crevices and caves on the reef. It uses the long spines of Diadema sea urchins for protection.
Husbandry: The Orangestriped Cardinalfish is very hardy and very common in the marine aquarium trade. It can be kept singly or in groups up to 7 or so in aquariums of at least 75 gallons. It is bold enough to spend most of its time in the open areas of an aquarium, swimming to maintain stationary position in the current. It may feed on small ornamental shrimp in aquaria.
Reproduction: This species is a mouth brooder, with the male incubating the fertilized eggs.
AKA: Yellowstriped Cardinalfish
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