Elegante fish in the aquaium, these fish easily pair male and female. Although, in the wild large groups school. THis fish is best suited as a pair in the aquairum. Mouth brooders (the Pterapogon kauderni will hold the eggs until fry are ready to be free swimmers) These fish while spawning can become increasingly aggressive.
BANGGAI CARDINALFISH Pterapogon kauderni
Species: Pterapogon kauderni
Common: Banggai cardinalfish, AKA Kaudern's Cardinal
Category: Reef Safe Marine fish
APROX Purchase Size: 1-1.5 inches
REEF SAFE : YES
SPECIAL NOTE: Pterapogon kauderni can show signs of aggression esspecially towards other cardinalfish.
Natural Ecology: Pterapogon kauderni is an opertunistic feeder and will eat frozen foods readily and often pellet and flake as well. This species is often found in groups in the wild. Yet, in the aquaiurm setting succesfully housing more than two (less than a 75 gallon aquairum) occurs from a pair producing offspring that are accepted into their group.
Aquarium Size : SUGGESTED 30 Gallons and Above
ORIGIN: Indo Pacific
Feeding: Plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp.
Aggression: Semi Aggresive; This species is one of the more aggressive species in the genus.