The Band Tail Black Spot Cardinalfish, originating from Tahiti, is one of the larger species of Cardinalfish, attaining a maximum size of 6 inches. Their body is silver in color with a horizontal black stripe running from the nose to the tail of the fish. A prominent black spot is present at the base of the tail, which also lends towards their common name.
A 70-gallon or larger aquarium with a cave and peaceful tank mates is suitable for this slow and methodical swimmer. It tends to hide in sea grass or other plants, or may use long spined urchins for camouflage. If a larger aquarium is available, a small group of this species may be kept. As a group, they will establish a strict hierarchy without aggressiveness.
The Band Tail Black Spot Cardinalfish requires a well balanced diet of meaty foods such as frozen mysis and brine shrimp, chopped fish, and depending on its size, live feeder fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"