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Fowleria Cardinalfish
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Fowleria Cardinalfish (Fowleria isostigma)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Orange, 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 3½"
Origin Indonesia, New Caledonia
Family Apogonidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Fowleria Cardinalfish is a small laterally compressed species that is orange to red in coloration with a red or yellow tail. The gill plate of this species is adorned with a black eye spot that the fish uses to confuse would be predators. A few members of the Fowleria genus mimic small scorpionfish in the wild. It is possible that this species may do the same. The Redtail Cardinalfish is a very peaceful, schooling fish that will make a wonderful addition to any peaceful marine aquarium.

A 30-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 may use long spined urchins for camouflage. If a larger aquarium is available, it will handle a small group of this species. As a group, they will establish a strict hierarchy without aggressiveness.

The Redtail Cardinalfish requires a well balanced diet of meaty foods such as frozen brine or mysis shrimp, flake foods, pellet foods, and bloodworms.

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

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