Hartzfeld's cardinalfish - Apogon hartzfeldii Hartzfelds cardinal fish Apogon hartzfeldii
Hartzfeld's cardinalfish


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Hartzfeld's cardinalfish - Apogon hartzfeldii

Species Name: Apogon hartzfeldii

Synonym: Apogon hartzfeldi, Apogon hartzfeldie, Apogon hartzfeldii

Common Names: Hartzfeld'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: Eastern Indian Ocean, Southwest and Western Central Pacific

Temperament: Harmless

Company: Apogon hartzfeldii (Hartzfeld's cardinalfish) is suitable for a reef setup.

Aquarium Setup: Apogon hartzfeldii (Hartzfeld's cardinalfish) is nightactive in the wild, and you must arrange a dark shelter in the aquarium where it can hide. They prefer low temperatures, but 72-78 degrees F. is all right. Keep the levels of nitrate, nitrite and ammonia low to zero. Brisk filtration is usually necessary.

Food: Apogon hartzfeldii (Hartzfeld's cardinalfish) live on benth crustaceans, small fishes, mobile invertebrates and zoobenthos. Suitable aquarium food includes shrimp, small fish and other fresh and frozen meaty foods. You can also train your Hartzfeld's cardinalfish to eat frozen processed foods. Pellets, flakes and other dry prepared foods is not suitable food for your this species.

Breeding: We have no information about how to breed Apogon hartzfeldii (Hartzfeld's cardinalfish) in aquariums.

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Hartzfeld's cardinalfish - Apogon hartzfeldii