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Cardinalfish have a large mouth and a big appetite, take this into account with feeding the other fish. These fish typically live off of Artemia, Mysis and krill. In the aquarium they will eat anything they can.
They will sometimes eat small shrimps and fish, so do be aware of this, but it is not normally a problem.
It is possible to keep several species together, if space allows. Some species will form small shoals. They are normally peaceful towards other fish, but will sometimes fight among themselves if there isn't sufficient space or food.
- Scientific Name: Ostorhinchus margaritophorus
- Minimum Tank Size: 101 to 250 Litres
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Water Conditions:
- Max. Size: 6cm, 2.5"
- Color Form:
- Diet: Flake food, Frozen food, Live food
- Origin: Australia, Indonesia
- Family: Apogonidae - Ostorhinchus