Spotted-Gill Cardinalfish

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Spotted-Gill Cardinalfish

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

Character and suggestions regarding care

Apogon Chrysopomus is a peaceful fish.

Spotted-Gill Cardinalfish can grow up to 11 cm what is approximately 4 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1320cm2 of water surface which is approximately 204 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 Spotted-Gill 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.

Source: fishbase

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