Orbiculate Cardinalfish (Sphaermia orbicularis)

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Orbiculate Cardinalfish

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Orbiculate Cardinalfish

Sphaermia orbicularis

Easy

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-7 years

Family

Apogonidae

This animal is available captive bred



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Additional names

Orbiculate Cardinalfish, Polka-dot Cardinalfish

Additional scientific names

Apogon orbicularis


Origin

East Africa to Kiribati, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia; Belau to eastern Caroline and Mariana Islands in Micronesia.

Sexing

These fish are not easy to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful

Diet

Carnivorous

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Mixes well with peaceful tankmates.

Identification

Can be mistaken for the similar-looking Sphaeramia nematoptera. The S.orbicularis is less colourful than the S.nematoptera. It also has less defined spotting and a thinner mid-body dark vertical band. It is greenish-grey in colour and has mottled spotting all over.

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