Ochre-striped cardinalfish - Apogon compressus
Species Name: Apogon compressus
Synonym: Amia compressa, Apogon compressus
Common Names: Ochre-striped cardinalfish
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max. Size: 12.0 cm / 4.7 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Eastern Indian Ocean, Northwest and Western Central Pacific.
Company: Apogon compressus (Ochre-striped cardinalfish) is not a suitable companion for small fishes.
Aquarium Setup: Apogon compressus (Ochre-striped cardinalfish) must be given a dark shelter. In the wild, they are night active and hide under ledges and corals during the day. They appricieates lower temperatures, but 72-78 degrees F. is okay. Keep the levels of nitrate, ammonia and nitrite low and ensure strong filtration.
Food: Apogon compressus (Ochre-striped cardinalfish) eat zoobenthos, benth crustaceans, mobile invertebrates and small fishes. In captivity, a suiable diet can include small fishes, shrimp and other fresh and frozen meaty. Ochre-striped cardinalfish can be trained to appreciate frozen processed foods. Avoid pellets, flakes and other dry prepared foods.
Breeding: We have no information about how to breed Apogon compressus (Ochre-striped cardinalfish) in aquariums.
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