Kaudern’s Cardinalfish Information
The populations of wild Pterapogon kauderni are threatened in recent times. In 2007, the species was placed on the World Conservation Union IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due the excessive harvesting. Although it hasn’t been added to CITES as of yet, we believe that it’s just the matter of time until the species is declared threatened. We have joined forces with a local fish hatchery, and are can now offer the Banggai Cardinalfish that is raised in tanks to our customers for a reasonable cost. The new specimens raised in tanks are more durable than wild-caught counterparts. The sizes they are shipped aren’t smaller than wild-collected fish, and they are of great color.
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.