Moluccan Cardinalfish

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Moluccan Cardinalfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Moluccan Cardinalfish and the correct latin name is Apogon moluccensis. It belongs to the Cardinal family. (e) It's origin is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a peaceful species.

Moluccan Cardinalfish can grow up to 9 cm what is approximately 3 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1080cm2 of water surface which is approximately 167 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Moluccan 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.

Moluccan Cardinalfish, picture no. 1

Moluccan Cardinalfish, picture no. 2



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