Threadfin cardinalfish - Apogon leptacanthus
Species Name: Apogon leptacanthus
Synonym: Apogon leptacanthus
Common Names: Threadfin cardinalfish
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max. Size: 6.0 cm / 2.4 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Northwest, Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific
Company: Apogon leptacanthus (Threadfin cardinalfish) is a suitable species for a reef setup.
Aquarium Setup: Apogon leptacanthus (Threadfin cardinalfish) is a night active bottom feeder, and must be given a dark place in the aquarium in which it can seek shelter during the day. In the wild, it would seek shelter under ledges and corals. They prefer lower temperatures, but 72-78 degrees F. is fine. Threadfin cardinalfish will tolerate a few tens of ppm of nitrate, but little or no ammonia and nitrite.
Food: Apogon leptacanthus (Threadfin cardinalfish) eats small fishes, benth crustaceans, zoobenthos and mobile invertebrates. Small fishes, shrimp and other fresh and frozen meaty foods are a good aquarium diet. You can also successively train your fish to eat frozen processed food instead. Avoid flakes, pellets and other dry prepared foods since they won’t provide your fish with enough nutrients even if you do manage to get the fish to eat it.
Breeding: We have no information about breeding Apogon leptacanthus (Threadfin cardinalfish) in aquariums.
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Apogon leptacanthus - Threadfin cardinalfish. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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