Cook's cardinalfish - Apogon cookii
Species Name: Apogon cookii
Synonym: Apogon novemfasciatus, Ostorhynchus endekataenia, Apogon cookii, Apogon melanotaenia, Amia robusta, Apogon robustus
Common Names: Cook's cardinalfish
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max. Size: 10.0 cm / 3.9 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Northwest and Western Central Pacific
Company: Apogon cookie (Cook's cardinalfish) is suitable for a reef setup.
Aquarium Setup: Apogon cookie (Cook's cardinalfish) need a dark place to shelter during the day. In the wild, they feed only during the night and hide during the day. Cook's cardinalfish prefers lower temperatures, but temperatures in the 72-78 degrees F range are fine. Keep the nitrate, nitrite and ammonia levels down. Vigorous filtration is a big plus.
Food: They feed on small fishes and mobile invertebrates, zoo benthos, principally crustaceans. Livebearers, shrimp and other fresh and frozen meaty foods are acceptable and good starter foods to train them onto frozen processed foods; avoid pellets, flake and other dry prepared foods; these will not sustain them.
Breeding: We are unable to provide any information regarding the breeding of Apogon cookie (Cook's cardinalfish) in aquariums.
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