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]

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]

Requires close examination


Tank compatibility[edit]

Peaceful


Diet[edit]

Carnivorous


Feeding regime[edit]

Daily


Environment specifics[edit]

Reef tank


Behaviour[edit]

Peaceful


Identification[edit]

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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