ORA® Captive-Bred Pajama Cardinalfish

Greek Name: Sphaeramia nematoptera

$23.85

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12 in stock

The ORA® Captive-Bred Pajama Cardinalfish is a rainbow of fun colors. Its face is greenish-yellow and with bright orange eyes and a body that is silver-based with a striking black scalar edge and a posterior that is dotted with orange polka dots. Although its striking coloration might make it stand out, Sphaeramia nematoptera has a serene nature that allows it to seamlessly blend into any saltwater aquarium.

For optimal treatment, the Pajama Cardfish is best kept in small-scale schools in tanks that are minimum 30 gallons. Since this Spotted Cardinalfish is a slow and steady swimmer, it must be kept with calm tankmates and provided with a variety of hiding spots among rocks or plants. The majority of Pajama Cardinalfish will tend to be a bit secluded within seagrass or in other plants. Others may even disguise themselves from long spined sea Urchins.

Similar to other schooling fish the Pajama Cardinalfish can establish a strict hierarchy when kept as small groupings in the aquarium. However, unlike many species that are social, this one belonging to the Apogonidae family doesn’t use aggressive tactics to gain control over other cardinalfish.

The ORA Captive-Bred Cardinalfish must have a balanced diet made up of food items specifically designed for carnivores. If you keep it in a tank that is reef-based, the ORA Captive-Bred Pajama Cardinal should be fed once daily.

Approximate size of purchase: 1″ to 1-3/4″

 

 

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Black, Red, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025

Max Size

3½"

Origin

Captive-Bred, ORA®

Family

Apogonidae

Minimum Tank

20 gallons

Description

General information about Pajamas Cardinalfish

The Pajama Cardinalfish is a rainbow of vibrant shades. It features a yellowish-green face and bright orange eyes and a body that is silver-based, with a striking black scalar edge and an anterior dotted with orange polka dots. Although its striking coloration might make it stand out, Sphaeramia nematoptera has a tranquil nature that allows it to seamlessly blend into any saltwater aquarium. This aquarium fish ought to be housed in tiny groups in medium to large aquariums. Since the Pajama is a slow, methodical swimmer, it must be kept in a peaceful tank with other fish and given a myriad of hiding spots among the rocks or other plants. The majority of these marine aquarium fish will tend to conceal themselves within seagrass or in other plants. They may also hide against sea urchins with long spines. Similar to other schooling fish Pajama Cardinalfish create a strict hierarchy if kept in small groups within the aquarium. But, unlike other group fish that are social, this one belonging to the Apogonidae family is not using aggressiveness to gain the upper hand over other cardinalfish.

 

 

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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