Barred Cardinalfish

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Barred Cardinalfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Barred Cardinalfish and the correct latin name is Apogon binotatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Cardinal family. (e) It's origin is Central America Coast. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish which can be kept with other species of similar behaviour.

Barred Cardinalfish can grow up to 13 cm what is approximately 5 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1560cm2 of water surface which is approximately 241 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Barred Cardinalfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Barred cardinalfish picture no. 1

Barred cardinalfish picture no. 2



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