Orange Striped Cardinalfish

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Orange Striped Cardinalfish

This species is known as Orange Striped Cardinalfish and the correct latin name is Apogon cyanosoma. It belongs to the Cardinal family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Thanks to it’s size and peaceful behaviour, it is suitable for community marine aquariums.

Orange Striped Cardinalfish can grow up to 7 cm what is approximately 2 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 840cm2 of water surface which is approximately 130 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 hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Orange Striped 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.

Orange Striped Cardinalfish, picture no. 1

Orange Striped Cardinalfish, picture no. 2

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