Large toothed cardinalfish - Cheilodipterus macrodon
Species Name: Cheilodipterus macrodon
Synonym: Cheilodipterus lineatus, Cheilodipterus lineatus, Cheliodipterus macrodon, Apogon macrodon, Centropomus macrodon, Cheilodipterus macrodon, Cheilodipterus octovittatus, Cheilodipterus heptazona, Paramia octolineata
Common Names: Large toothed cardinalfish
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max. Size: 25.0 cm / 9.8 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Northwest, Southwest, Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific
Company: Cheilodipterus macrodon (Large toothed cardinalfish) should not be kept in the same aquarium as large predators.
Aquarium Setup: Cheilodipterus macrodon (Large toothed cardinalfish) need a dark place in the aquarium where it can seek shelter during the day. This fish
have a preference lower temperatures, but 72-78 degrees F. is fine. Brisk filtration is recommended. Large toothed cardinalfish can endure a few tens of ppm of nitrate, but only little or no ammonia and nitrite.
Food: Cheilodipterus macrodon (Large toothed cardinalfish) live on benth crustaceans, zoobenthos, mobile invertebrates and small fishes in the wild. A suitable aquarium diet can include small fishes, shrimp and other fresh and frozen meaty foods. They) can be trained onto frozen processed foods, but should never be given a diet consisting of dry prepared foods, since dry prepared foods will not sustain them.
Breeding: We are unable to provide any information about breeding Cheilodipterus macrodon (Large toothed cardinalfish) in aquariums.
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