Fish Guide

Red-spot Cardinalfish   (Apogon parvulus)
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfish)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 0 to 13 ft.   Size: 1.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton
Natural History: The Red-spot Cardinalfish is found in shoals on reefs and lagoons. It favors areas with strong water current.
Husbandry: The Red-spot Cardinalfish is considered a hardy aquarium species. It can be kept singly or in groups in smaller reef systems. 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 will generally favor the areas of the tank with the strongest water flows.
Reproduction: This species is a mouth brooder, with the male incubating the fertilized eggs.

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