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Kaudern’s Cardinal (Pterapogon kauderni)

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 5:28 pm by

The Kaudern’s Cardinal, also known as Banggai Cardinalfish and Longfin Cardinalfish, is a very nice black and silver and white fish, very popular for it’s appearance and ease of care. Often found in small groups, the Kaudern’s Cardinal requires a minimum aquariums size of 30 gallons. If a larger group is kept in a smaller tank, conspecific aggressive can occur.

The Kaudern’s Cardinal is also relatively easy to breed in captivity. The male Kaudern’s Cardinalfish broods the eggs, and later on the fry in his mouth. This increases the chances of successfully raising the young, and the male offers protection. It is fairly difficult to sex this fish, so you may have to wait for a pairing to occur.

A well balanced diet of meaty foods (better if vitamin enriched) should be offered, especially when first introduced to a new system. Although you should always quarantine fish, in this case, it gives you the ability to ensure that they are eating prior to being introduced to your tank.

Minimum Tank Size:30 Gallons Gallons
Care Level:Easy
Reef Safe:Yes
Coral Safe:Yes
Conspecific Safe:with care
Water Parameters:72-78° F, dKH 8-12,
pH 8.1-8.4,
sg 1.020-1.025
Max Size:3"
Color:Black, Silver, White

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