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Banggai Cardinal

    Pterapogon Cardinalfish should be added to well established aquariums with rock work with caves and ledges should be provided for hiding.

    Pterapogon Cardinalfish will consume small fish and invertebrates.

    A diverse diet of enriched meaty foods should be provided for continued good health. Pterapogon are nocturnal and should be fed very early mornings or evenings.

    Some Cardinalfish are mouth brooders research each species to ensure the appropriate care is given.

    Groups are peaceful in large aquariums however as they begin to mature and pair up they do become a bit more agressive and territorial.

    They are slow methodical swimmers house with other peaceful tank mates.

    Kaudern's Cardinalfish can grow to almost 3".


    We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons or larger for this species.


    Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 d

Care Info

Care: Easy

Behavior: Social

Diet: Flake Food, Frozen Food,  Live Food

Habitat: Reef

Light: Medium

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