Threadfin Cardinalfish

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Threadfin Cardinalfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Threadfin Cardinalfish and the correct latin name is Apogon leptacanthus. 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

A peaceful species which is recommended for beginners.

Threadfin Cardinalfish can grow up to 6 cm what is approximately 2 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 720cm2 of water surface which is approximately 111 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 Threadfin 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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