Sevenstriped Cardinalfish

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Sevenstriped Cardinalfish

This fish is known as Sevenstriped Cardinalfish and the correct latin name is Apogon novemfasciatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Cardinal family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a peaceful fish and so can be kept in community aquariums.

Sevenstriped Cardinalfish 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. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which 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 Sevenstriped 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.

Sevenstriped Cardinalfish picture no. 1

Sevenstriped Cardinalfish picture no. 2

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Document modified on Wed Dec 5 9:36:40 UTC 2007
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