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Black Cardinalfish

Greek Name: Apogonichthyoides melas

$18.99

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The Black Cardinalfish comes from the reefs of Indonesia and has an elongated, slender body, and is predominantly black in shade. The big eyes are enhanced with spots that are on their fins of similar dimensions.
A 30 gallon or bigger aquarium that has a cave and calm tank mates is perfect for this slow, methodical swimmer. It is often found hiding in seagrass and other plants, or employing long spined urchins to camouflage. If there is a bigger aquarium available, it can handle a small number of the species. As a group, they’ll set up a strict hierarchy with no aggression.

 

The Black Cardinalfish requires a well balanced diet consisting of meaty and fatty foods like enhanced brine shrimp, mysis shrimp enriched with vitamins flake foods, as well as smaller marine pellets.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1/2″ to 3/4″; Medium: 3/4″ to 1-1/4″; Large: 1-1/4″ to 2″

Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

N/A

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 68-77° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

4½"

Origin

Fiji, Indonesia

Family

Apogonidae

Minimum Tank

30 gallons

Description

Black Cardinalfish Information

The Black Cardinal, apogon melas has large black eyes which are complemented with spots that are on fins of similar dimensions. They are tough and an excellent option for those who are just starting out. Because they are tranquil, they should be kept in a tranquil aquarium and could be used in educational institutions, if the tank is big enough.

They are reef-safe and won’t bother any corals or inverts inside the tank. They’re slower swimmers. And slower eaters also. The diet should consist of an assortment of mysis, either frozen or live or vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, at least twice every day.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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