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Flame Cardinalfish

Greek Name: Apogon spp

$27.99

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The Flame Cardinalfish, also known as the Flamefish is bright red, with subtle touches of green and blue.

A 30 gallon or bigger aquarium with caves, and calm tankmates is the ideal environment for this slow, meticulous swimmer. It shouldn’t be kept in large numbers due to its aggression toward other Cardinalfish However, it is able to do exceptionally well in mated pairs. It is a nocturnal fish and can be observed by using a red light.

The Flame Cardinalfish requires a well-balanced and vitamin enriched diet consisting of meaty food sources like feeder shrimp, bloodworms, marine flesh, and, depending on size fresh feeder fish.

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

 

Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Aggressive

Color Form

Red

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

4"

Origin

Caribbean, Costa Rica

Family

Apogonidae

Minimum Tank

30 gallons

Description

General information on Flame Cardinalfish

The Flame Cardinal is a fiery red, with subtle accents of green and blue. A larger or medium-sized aquarium with caves and tranquil tank mates can provide a comfortable habitat for this slow, systematic swimmer. It is not recommended to keep it in large groups due to its aggressive nature toward other Cardinalfish. However, it is able to do very well when paired. It is a night-time fish that is able to be observed by using a red light.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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