Flame Cardinal

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Flame Cardinal

This species 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 fish 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. So 1 specimen requires at least 1200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 186 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

Flame Cardinal, picture no. 1
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