Dog toothed cardinalfish - Cheilodipterus isostigmus
Species Name: Cheilodipterus isostigmus
Synonym: Cheilodipterops isostigma, Cheilodipterus isostigmus, Cheilodipterus isostigma
Common Names: Dog-toothed cardinalfish
Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max. Size: 11.0 cm / 4.3 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Western Indian Ocean, Western Central Pacific
Company: Cheilodipterus isostigmus (Dog-toothed cardinalfish) will do well in a reef setup.
Aquarium Setup: Cheilodipterus isostigmus (Dog-toothed cardinalfish) like lower temperatures, but 72-78 degrees F. is fine. It is night active fish and must be given a dark shelter in the aquarium to hide under during the day. Dog-toothed cardinalfish will survive few tens of ppm of nitrate, but little or no nitrite or ammonia. Brisk filtration is recommended.
Food: Cheilodipterus isostigmus (Dog-toothed cardinalfish) feed on zoobenthos, small fishes, mobile invertebrates and benth crustaceans. A suitable aquarium diet can consist of small fish, shrimp and other fresh and frozen meaty foods. they can be trained to eat frozen processed foods. Dry prepared foods, such as pellets and flakes, will not sustain your Dog-toothed cardinalfis.
Breeding: We have no information about how to breed Cheilodipterus isostigmus (Dog-toothed cardinalfish) in aquariums.
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