Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

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The Banggaii Cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, comes from across the Western Pacific Ocean. The body is a silvery-tan color with multiple black bars and lots of small white dots across the body and lining the fins.

Cardinalfish are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as mysis and brine shrimp, finely chopped seafood and flake food.

The Banggai Cardinal will only grow to about 3″ and can be housed in aquariums as small as 30 gallons with plenty of hiding places. They are best kept in small groups of up to 5 with other non-aggressive fish.

These fish are reef safe and will not nip at corals nor invertebrates.

Approximate Purchase Size

Tiny: up to 1”

Small: 1” to 1-1/4”

Small-Medium: 1-1/4” to 1-1/2”

Medium:  1-1/2” to 1-3/4”

Medium-Large: 1-3/4” to 2”

Large: 2” to 2-1/4”