Banggai Cardinal (Pterapogon kauderni)
Banggai Cardinalfish is silver highlighted by black stripes and white spots on the body and long, elegant fins. These fish are bred in and reared in Indonesia and Asia and are hardier than their wild harvested counterparts.
A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with a cave and peaceful tank mates is ideal for this slow and methodical swimmer. Due to its aggressive behavior towards conspecifics, it should not be kept in large groups, though they do like to have a few other Cardinalfish around.
The Banggai Cardinal is relatively easy to breed in the aquarium setting. Once spawning has occurred, the male carries the eggs in his mouth to protect them.
The Banggai Cardinal should be fed a well balanced diet of meaty foods such as feeder shrimp, marine flesh, bloodworms, and depending on its size, live feeder fish.
- Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Reef Compatible: Yes
- Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
- Max. Size: 3"
- Color Form: Black, White
- Diet: Carnivore
- Family: Apogonidae
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1.5"
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