Lemon Drop Cardinalfish (Apogon sealei)
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfish)
Natural Range: Indian and Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 10 to 33 ft. Size: 3 in. Jumps: No Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton, small fish
Natural History: The Seale's Cardinalfish is found in pairs or small groups among the branching corals of fringe or patch reefs. It may be found hovering over corals until threatened, when it hides among the coral skeletal arms. It may be found associating with other cardinal fish such as the Ochrestriped or Coral Cardinals.
Husbandry: Seale's Cardinalfish is an excellent aquarium fish because of its calm nature. It will swim about any tank in the open, regardless of light levels. It should be housed only with peaceful tankmates. The Seale's Cardinalfish may eat ornamental shrimp so caution is advised before mixing it with small crustaceans. It should be kept in pairs or small groups.
AKA: Seale's Cardinalfish
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