Flamefish - Apogon maculatus
Species Name: Apogon maculatus
Synonym: Monoprion maculates, Apogon maculatus
Common Names: Flamefish
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max. Size: 11.1 cm / 4.4 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Northwest, Southwest and Western Central Atlantic
Company: Apogon maculates (Flamefish) is suitable for a reef setup.
Aquarium Setup: Apogon maculates (Flamefish) will tolerate a few tens of ppm of nitrate, but little or no ammonia or nitrite. Strive to keep all these levels as low as possible. You must create a place in the aquarium where your Flamefish can hide in the dark during the day. This fish have a preference for lower temperatures, but 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit is fine. Brisk filtration is highly appreciated.
Food: Apogon maculates (Flame fish) feed on benth crustaceans, small fishes, zoobenthos and mobile invertebrates. In aquariums they will appriciate a diet of small fishes, shrimps and other fresh and frozen meaty foods. You can also train them to eat frozen processed foods. Dry prepared foods, such as pellets and flakes, are unable to provide your Flamefish with enough nutritions.
Breeding: We have no information about how to breed Apogon maculates (Flame fish) in aquariums.
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