Band-tailed Cardinalfish (Pristiapogon kallopterus)

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Band-tailed Cardinalfish

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Band-tailed Cardinalfish

Pristiapogon kallopterus

265 Litres (70 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years

Family

Apogonidae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Band-tailed Cardinalfish, Iridescent Cardinalfish

Additional scientific names

Apogon kallopterus, Apogon snyderi, Apogon fraenatus yaeyamaensis, Pristiapogon snyderi


Origin[edit | edit source]

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Algoa Bay, South Africa and east to the Line, Marquesan, and Pitcairn islands, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to New Zealand and Rapa.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Requires close examination


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful


Diet[edit | edit source]

Carnivorous


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Daily


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Peaceful


Identification[edit | edit source]

An oval fish with a pale pink-orange base colour. It has a dark band running from nose to caudal peduncle, fading towards the peduncle. There is also a small dark spot on the caudal peduncle.

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