Iridescent cardinalfish - Apogon kallopterus
Species Name: Apogon kallopterus
Synonym: Apogon fraenatus, Apogon frenatus, Apogon kallopterus, Pristiapogon snyderi, Apogon snyderi, Apogon fraenatus yaeyamaensis
Common Names: Iridescent cardinalfish
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max. Size: 15.0 cm / 5.9 inches
Environment: Brackish; marine reef
Origin: Southeast Atlantic, Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Northwest, Southwest, Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific
Company: Apogon kallopterus (Iridescent cardinalfish) is not suitable to keep in the same aquarium as large predators.
Aquarium Setup: Apogon kallopterus (Iridescent cardinalfish) appreciate lower temperatures, but 72-78 degrees F. is fine. It will tolerate a few tens of ppm of nitrate, but you should strive to keep nitrate levels close to zero, just like the levels of nitrite and ammonia. Brisk filtration is usually necessary.
Food: Apogon kallopterus (Iridescent cardinalfish) eats small fishes, benth crustaceans, zoobenthos and mobile invertebrates. Suitable aquarium food consists of small fish, shrimp and other fresh and frozen meaty foods. You can also train your Iridescent cardinalfish to accept frozen processed foods. Pellets, flakes and other dry prepared will not provide this species with enough nutrition.
Breeding: We are unable to provide any information about the breeding of Apogon kallopterus (Iridescent cardinalfish) in aquariums.
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