Orange Stripe Cardinal
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The Orange Stripe Cardinal, Apogon cyanosoma, is a small, schooling fish great for beginner, intermediate, or expert hobbyists. Best kept in small groups of the same species, the Orange Striped Cardinal, sometimes referred to as the Yellow Striped Cardinal, or Orangestripe Cardinalfish, has a vibrant orange lateral striping. The Orange Stripe Cardinal is hardy, relatively small with a maximum size of 3 inches, and peaceful with other non-aggressive fish, corals, and most invertebrates (monitor with small shrimp). The Orange Stripe Cardinal will eat a meaty diet, but will also take flake food. Overall, the Orange Stripe Cardinal, like many other types of Cardinals will thrive in most reef tanks and fish-only tanks with little worry from the hobbyist.
- Scientific Name: Apogon cyanosoma
- Minimum Tank Size: 24 gallons
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Water Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4
- Max. Size: 3"
- Color Form: Orange
- Diet: Carnivore
- Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Australia
- Family: Apogonidae
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