Fish Guide

Bali Red Cardinalfish   (Apogon unicolor)
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfish)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 33 to 115 ft.   Size: 5.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton
Natural History: The Bali Red Cardinalfish is found on coral reefs. It is a rare species that has very little recorded data to represent it. Most cardinalfishes form shoals to avoid predation. Many hide among urchins or rocks during most of their juvenile lives. They are preyed upon by many predatory fish. Most cardinalfishes conceal themselves by day to avoid predation. Those that do feed by day usually form large shoals for protection.
Husbandry: The Bali Red Cardinalfish is a rare fish in the aquarium trade. Most cardinalfishes prefer to hide among the branches of stony corals. An aquarium with live rock will also provide additional hiding places. Most cardinalfishes will accept a variety of aquarium foods, from frozen shrimp to flake foods. Nocturnal species will likely be more active when the brightest lights are turned off in an aquarium.

AKA: Big Red Cardinalfish

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