Bandfin cardinalfish - Apogon menesemus
Species Name: Apogon menesemus
Synonym: Pristiapogon taeniopterus, Amia taeniopterus, Apogon taeniopterus, Amia menesema, Apogon menesemus, Apogon menesemops
Common Names: Bandfin cardinalfish
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max. Size: 15.0 cm / 5.9 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Northwest, Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific
Company: Apogon menesemus (Bandfin cardinalfish) should not be kept with large predators.
Aquarium Setup: Apogon menesemus (Bandfin cardinalfish) like lower temperatures better, but 72-78 degrees F. is fine. They must be given a dark shelter under which it can hide during the day. Keep nitrate, nitrite and ammonia levels as low as possible. Brisk filtration is usually necessary.
Food: the Bandfin cardinalfish feeds on zoobenthos, benth crustaceans, small fishes and invertebrates (particularly crustaceans). In an aquarium, you can feed your Bandfin cardinalfish shrimps, small fishes and other fresh and frozen meaty foods. Apogon menesemus (Bandfin cardinalfish) can also be trained to eat frozen processed foods. Avoid dry prepared foods, such as flakes and pellets.
Breeding: We are unable to provide any information about Apogon menesemus (Bandfin cardinalfish) breeding in aquariums.
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