Doederlein's cardinalfish - Apogon doederleini
Species Name: Apogon doederleini
Synonym: Apogon chrysotaenia, Apogon doederleini, Apogon doderleini
Common Names: Doederlein's cardinalfish
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max. Size: 14.0 cm / 5.5 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Eastern Indian Ocean, Northwest, Southwest and Western Central Pacific
Company: Avoid large predators
Aquarium Setup: Apogon doederleini (Doederlein's cardinalfish) must be given a dark shelter, since it is natural for this fish to hide during the day. They desire low temperatures, but 72-78 degrees F. do not constitute a problem. Strive to keep the nitrate, nitrite and ammonia levels as low as possible.
Food: Apogon doederleini (Doederlein's cardinalfish) eats benth crustaceans, zoobenthos, small fishes and mobile invertebrates. Suitable aquarium foods include shrimp, small fishes and other fresh and frozen meaty foods. They can be trained to like frozen processed foods, but should not be kept on a diet of pellets, flakes or other dry prepared foods as these will not provide enough nutritions for the Apogon doederleini (Doederlein's cardinalfish).
Breeding: We have no information about Apogon doederleini (Doederlein's cardinalfish) breeding in aquariums.
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