Red-Striped Cardinalfish

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Red-Striped Cardinalfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Red-Striped Cardinalfish and the correct latin name is Apogon margaritophorus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Cardinal family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Apogon belongs to peaceful fish species.

Red-Striped Cardinalfish can grow up to 7 cm what is approximately 2 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires 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 Red-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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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Document modified on Wed Dec 5 9:14:08 UTC 2007
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