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Flame Cardinalfish
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Flame Cardinalfish (Apogon spp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Red
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 4"
Origin Caribbean, Costa Rica
Family Apogonidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Flame Cardinalfish, also known as the Flamefish, is fiery red with light accents of blue and green.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with caves and peaceful tank mates is a good environment for this slow and methodical swimmer. It should not be kept in large groups because of its aggressive behavior towards other Cardinalfish, although it does well in mated pairs. It is a nocturnal fish and may be watched using a red light.

The Flame Cardinalfish requires a well-balanced and vitamin-enriched diet of meaty foods such as feeder shrimp, marine flesh, bloodworms, and depending on its size, live feeder fish.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"

Customer Testimonials

William Pantos Victoria , TX
OK. I got one of these from the LFS and did not know what it was. It is fine and does not bother anyone. It seems to get along with the red banded pipefish and they hang out together. Seahorse tank with a Royal Gramma, Yellow Goby.
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