Band-tailed Cardinalfish (Pristiapogon kallopterus)

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Band-tailed Cardinalfish

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Band-tailed Cardinalfish

Pristiapogon kallopterus

265 Litres (70 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years

Family

Apogonidae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Band-tailed Cardinalfish, Iridescent Cardinalfish

Additional scientific names

Apogon kallopterus, Apogon snyderi, Apogon fraenatus yaeyamaensis, Pristiapogon snyderi


Origin

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Algoa Bay, South Africa and east to the Line, Marquesan, and Pitcairn islands, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to New Zealand and Rapa.

Sexing

Requires close examination

Tank compatibility

Peaceful

Diet

Carnivorous

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Peaceful

Identification

An oval fish with a pale pink-orange base colour. It has a dark band running from nose to caudal peduncle, fading towards the peduncle. There is also a small dark spot on the caudal peduncle.

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