Orange Lined Cardinal "Apogon cyanosoma"

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

Yes

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

2" - 5"

Minimum Size

20 gallon

Color

Blue, Orange, White, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Basic (8.2-8.5 pH), Salinity (1.02-1.025 specific gravity), High Water Hardness (10-15 dGH), 72-80 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Orange Lined Cardinal (Apogon cyanosoma) naturally occupy reefs within the Pacific, and Indonesian Ocean. The Orange Lined Cardinal will reach a length of three inches, are considered to be reef safe, is a relatively hardy starter fish, and will require a minimum tank size of 20 gallons. This member of the scientific family Apogonidae is typically an active, and peaceful fish. The Orange Lined Cardinal do behave as a schooling fish, and should be kept in groups larger than three. The Orange Lined Cardinal should always be kept with other peaceful fish species.

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Primarily, the Orange Lined Cardinal (Apogon cyanosoma) consume invertebrates such as zooplankton, copepods, mysis shrimp, and various algal species.