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Pajama Cardinalfish, Captive Bred

Greek Name: Sphaeramia nematoptera

$29.99

Captive-Bred Pajama Cardinalfish is a colorful rainbow of fun shades. It features a yellowish-green face with bright, orange eyes and a body that is silver-based, with a striking black scalar margin, and an apex that is dotted with orange polka dots. Although its striking coloration might be noticeable, Sphaeramia nematoptera has a serene nature that allows it to seamlessly blend into any community saltwater aquarium.

To ensure the highest quality of treatment, the Pajama Cardfish is best kept in small groups in aquariums that are suitable for a minimum of 30 gallons. Since the Pajama Cardfish is a slow, methodical swimmer, it must be kept in a peaceful tank and given a wide variety of hiding spots among rocks or other plants. The majority of Pajama Cardinalfish will tend to conceal themselves among sea grasses or in other plants. They may also disguise themselves from long spined sea Urchins.

As with other schooling fish the Pajama Cardinalfish is likely to establish a strict hierarchy when being kept as small groups in the aquarium. However, unlike many group fish that socialize, this one belonging to the Apogonidae family does not use aggression to exert dominance.

It is recommended that the Captive-Bred Pajama Cardinalfish should be fed a varied diet made up of food items specifically designed for carnivores. If it is kept in a reef aquarium the Captive-Bred Pajama Cardfish must be fed every day.

It is believed that the Captive-Bred Pajama Cardinal has a distinctive advantage over the wild caught species. They are more durable and at ease with conditions in the aquariums of homes. It is an ideal choice for newbies and experienced aquarists.

Approximate size of purchase 1″ up to 1 1/2″

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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

Family

Apogonidae

Minimum Tank

30 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 Pajama Cardinalfish 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