Flame Cardinal

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Flame Cardinal

This marine aquarium fish is known as Flame Cardinal, Twospot Cardinalfish and the correct latin name is Apogon pseudomaculatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Cardinal family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful.

Flame Cardinal can grow up to 10 cm what is approximately 3 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 186 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Flame Cardinal fish. (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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Flame Cardinal, picture no. 1

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