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Kaudern’s Cardinal

Greek Name: Pterapogon kauderni

$39.99

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Kaudern’s Cardinal Kaudern’s Cardinal is highly sought for due to its easy cleaning, beautiful design and color, as well as its distinct, elegantly long fins. Its Kaudern’s Card, called known as the Banggai Cardinalfish or Longfin Cardinalfish is a metallic silver fish accented by black-colored stripes and white stars on the fins and body. This striking design of the color pattern of Kaudern’s Cardinal creates a visually impressive and memorable feature in most saltwater aquariums.

 

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium that has cave-like rocks and tranquil tank mates is perfect for this slow and deliberate swimmer. Because of its aggressive nature toward other species, the Kaudern’s Cardinal must never be placed in huge numbers. This Kaudern’s Cardinal is relatively easy to breed in an aquarium. Once spawning has taken place the males take eggs in his mouth to guard them against predators.

 

This saltwater fish needs to be fed a balanced diet that includes meaty food like feeder shrimp, bloodworms, marine flesh and, depending on the size live feeder fish.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: 1″ to 1-1/2″

Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Black, White

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

3"

Origin

Indonesia

Family

Apogonidae

Minimum Tank

30 gallons

Description

Kaudern’s Cardinalfish Information

Cardinalfish are nocturnal in nature and spend the most time in cooler areas of the aquarium. They will be out at night. They’ll learn to adapt to the brighter, more lit aquarium as time passes. Cardinalfish are often seen in groups in the wild, but they can fight in groups within smaller aquariums. In other circumstances, they can be peacefully surrounded by other non-aggressive fish.


Kaudern’s Cardinalfish Diet

Feed small, meaty meals frozen or finely chopped cooked foods. Cardinals consume small fishes as well as mobile crustaceans found in the wild. If your Cardinalfish seems to be not eating, feed it when the aquarium lights go out. A majority of Cardinalfish exhibit nocturnal habits and would prefer feeding after the lights are turned off inside the aquarium.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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