Reef Frontiers en-us http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:16:50 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 7.0 60 Ringtailed Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=151&title=ringtailed-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=151&amp;title=ringtailed-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Ring-tailed_cardinalfish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Ring-tailed_cardinalfish.jpg" alt="41Ring-tailed_cardinalfish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon aureus Max. size: 14.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 40 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Papua New Guinea, north to Miyakejima, Japan, south to Australia and New Caledonia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 14. Color in life coppery with iridescence, paler posteriorly; a blackish stripe, bordered by a blue line, running from front of snout through eye and beyond; a narrow blue streak on maxilla. Large and oblique mouth; median predorsal scales 5; preopercular ridge smooth with posterior and most of ventral margin serrate. Black bar encircling caudal peduncle present in both young and adult phases. Biology: Inhabits holes in rocks or under ledges in shallow waters. Known to occur in mixed aggregates with Apogon apogonoides during summer and autumn, but form separate aggregates in winter and spring. Aquarium Care: This species is rarely seen in the hobby. The Ringtailed Cardinalfish should be kept singly, unless in a large tank, then a pair or trio can be kept if introduced at the same time. Due to the size of this species, it is a larger threat to smaller fish and crustaceans. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:31:08 +0000 Ochrestriped Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=149&title=ochrestriped-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=149&amp;title=ochrestriped-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Ochre-striped_cardinalfish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Ochre-striped_cardinalfish.jpg" alt="41Ochre-striped_cardinalfish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon compressus Common Names: Ochrestriped Cardinalfish, Blue-eye Cardinalfish Max. size: 12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 20 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Malaysia east to Palau in Micronesia and the Solomon Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands and south to the Great Barrier Reef. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 9. Color is white or pinkish with about six red-brown stripes on side; 3-4 dark spots at the base of the caudal fin. Eyes iridescent blue. Small juveniles have yellow caudal peduncle with black spot in centre, mimicking the large-toothed Cheilodipterus species. That enables them to swim about more freely. Biology: Found in small aggregates among or near mounds of branching corals such as Porites cylindrica or P. nigrescens. Nocturnal species. Has been reared in captivity. Aquarium Care: This is a durable species that spends time in the open during the day. In large tanks, the Ochrestriped Cardinalfish can be kept in groups of 5 or more. Will eat ornamental shrimps. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:31:07 +0000 Pajama Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=150&title=pajama-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=150&amp;title=pajama-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Pajama_cardinalfish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Pajama_cardinalfish.jpg" alt="41Pajama_cardinalfish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Sphaeramia nematoptera Max. size: 8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 14 m Distribution: Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands to Java and New Guinea; Belau to Pohnpei in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 9-10. Distinctive species with tail fins and brightly colored red eyes. Broad black central body band and head yellow. Biology: Forms aggregations among the branches of Porites nigrescens and P. cylindrica in sheltered bays and lagoons. Disperses at night to feed close to the bottom. Has been reared in captivity. Popular aquarium fish. Aquarium Care: A very durable species that is great for a beginner aquarist. This fish may do better when kept in small groups. A pecking order will be established where the largest specimen is the most dominant. Aggression among the group comes in the form of the occasional chase or nudge, and not war-like behavior of other fish species. Will spend time out in the open. Feed a variety of meaty foods (in the wild it eats small invertebrates near the seafloor). <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:31:07 +0000 Doederlein's Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=147&title=doederlein-27s-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=147&amp;title=doederlein-27s-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Doederlein_s_cardinalfish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Doederlein_s_cardinalfish.jpg" alt="41Doederlein_s_cardinalfish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon doederleini Common Names: Fourline Cardinalfish, Doederlein's Cardinalfish Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Western Pacific: subtropical, from southern Japan to Taiwan, then from subtropical Australia to New Caledonia and the Kermadec Islands. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8-9 Biology: Commonly occurs in rocky areas near shore and abundant on ledges. Solitary but pair off during breeding. Mouth brooding is done by the male. Nocturnal species. Aquarium Care: This species is not often seen in the hobby. The Doederlein's Cardinalfish should be provided a tank with ample crevices, caves, and overhangs for shelter. It is a threat to small fish and crustaceans. Best to keep only one, unless a pair is acquired. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:31:06 +0000 Twospot Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=148&title=twospot-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=148&amp;title=twospot-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Indian_Ocean_twospot_cardinalfish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Indian_Ocean_twospot_cardinalfish.jpg" alt="41Indian_Ocean_twospot_cardinalfish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Cheilodipterus novemstriatus Common Names: Twospot Cardinalfish, Indian Ocean Twospot Cardinalfish Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, and the Persian Gulf. Morphology: Color in life silvery gray with 4 black stripes. 5th stripe runs along anal-fin base, continues anteriorly to pelvic-fin base, at which point it curves upward to reach in front of pectoral-fin base. The part of this stripe anterior to anal-fin base is often indistinct. A black oval spot at middle of caudal peduncle encircled by a yellow area. A distinct black spot on dorsal surface of caudal peduncle. Area between yellow pigment and this spot appears as distinct white mark. Fins pale. Biology: Common in shallow protected water, sheltering among the spines of Diadema sea-urchins in groups of up to about 30 individuals (number depends on the size of the urchin and the length of the fish). Aquarium Care: Provide hiding places and caves. This species may spend time out in the open and hovering near the entrance to a cave or crevice. Members of this genus have canine teeth in both jaws. In the wild, they feed on small fishes, worms, and crustaceans. Feed a variety of meaty foods. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:31:06 +0000 Copperstriped Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=146&title=copperstriped-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=146&amp;title=copperstriped-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Aphol_u6.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Aphol_u6.jpg" alt="41Aphol_u6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon holotaenia Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique, Seychelles, Réunion, Oman, and India. Also collected in Malaysia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8. Caudal fin slightly emarginate. Aquarium Care: Provide with plenty of hiding places, overhangs, and caves. Keep this species with passive tankmates. Feed a variety of foods. This species has light brown or copper stripes running down the body, but differs from similar species because the middle stripe runs to the caudal fin. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:29:32 +0000 Banggai Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=143&title=banggai-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=143&amp;title=banggai-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Banggai_cardinal_fish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Banggai_cardinal_fish.jpg" alt="41Banggai_cardinal_fish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Pterapogon kauderni Common Names: Banggai Cardinalfish, Longfin Cardinalfish Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine Distribution: Western Central Pacific: Apparently restricted to Banggai Islands, Indonesia. Threatened by extinction due to collection for the aquarium trade. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13. Easily recognized by its tasseled first dorsal fin, elongate anal and second dorsal fin rays, deeply forked caudal fin and striking color pattern. Biology: Common around the jetty, in silty sand bottoms with seagrass (Enhalus acoroides). Associated with Diadema setosum, the long-spined sea urchins. Individuals of 2 to 60 hover directly above the urchins, with the younger ones about 2-3 cm SL staying closer to the urchins. The fish retreat among the spines when threatened. Probably feed on small benthic and planktonic crustaceans at night. Male incubates the eggs until hatching; the large egg about 2.5 mm in diameter, with the young remaining within the mouth cavity for undetermined period after hatching. Juveniles also use anemones for protection. Has been reared in captivity. Aquarium Care: This species is very hardy. Unless tank is of a large size, it is risky to keep in groups. They may start off peaceful, but often times, a pair will begin chasing the other Banggai Cardinalfish. This species does best when kept with non-aggressive tankmates, such as assessors, dart gobies, shrimp gobies, flasher wrasses and firefish. The Banggai Cardinalfish has a relatively peaceful personality, however, when tending eggs, the female will chase any fish that approaches too close. They are mouth-brooders in which the male holds about 45 eggs in his mouth for around 20 days. The hatching embryos stay inside the mouth for another 6-10 days, at which time, they are spit out. The Banggai Cardinalfish will not harm inverts, except smaller ornamental shrimp. They will eat most captive foods. <br /><br />2 comments mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:29:31 +0000 Blacktip Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=144&title=blacktip-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=144&amp;title=blacktip-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Blacktip_cardinalfish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Blacktip_cardinalfish.jpg" alt="41Blacktip_cardinalfish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon atradorsatus Max. size: 8.9 cm SL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 46 m Distribution: Southeast Pacific: known only from the Cocos, Malpelo and Galapagos islands. Biology: Stays under ledge overhangs and other shaded areas on rocky reefs and slopes during the day. Feeds in the open at night Aquarium Care: Provide with plenty of hiding places, overhangs, and caves. It would likely be found hiding during the daytime or hanging out in shaded areas, and feeding at night. May spend time out in the open if provided a dimly lit tank in a lower traffic area. Best to keep with passive tankmates. Feed a varied diet to keep the Blacktip Cardinalfish healthy. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:29:31 +0000 Flame Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=145&title=flame-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=145&amp;title=flame-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41flame_cardinal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41flame_cardinal.jpg" alt="41flame_cardinal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon maculatus Common Names: Flame Cardinalfish, Flamefish Max. size: 11.1 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 128 m Distribution: Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA), Bermuda, Bahamas, and Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Morphology: Red to dusky red with a round black spot beneath rear of second dorsal fin and a broad blackish saddle-like bar on caudal peduncle. Biology: Commonly found along sea walls and pilings, in harbors, and coral reefs. A nocturnal species, it remains hidden in cracks and crevices during the day. Reaches depths of more than 100 m. Males with eggs have been spotted in Bahamas in June and July. Most common cardinalfish in the aquarium trade. Aquarium Care: Provide plenty of hiding places, overhangs, and caves. This species is great for any level aquarist. It will spend quite a bit of time looking out from holes and crevices (especially in high lighting). The Flame Cardinalfish will set up a territory, from which it will chase away other cardinalfish intruders. Unless a large tank, keep only one Flame Cardinalfish per tank. If the tank is at least 55+ gallons, then 2 individuals can be introduced at the same time. Other cardinalfish may be bothered by the Flame Cardinalfish if placed in a small tank. Feed a variety of foods, and foods containing pigment enhancers, as this species tends to fade in coloration. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:29:31 +0000 Yellowstriped Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=140&title=yellowstriped-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=140&amp;title=yellowstriped-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Yellowstriped_cardinalfish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Yellowstriped_cardinalfish.jpg" alt="41Yellowstriped_cardinalfish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon cyanosoma Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 50 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Mozambique and eastward to the western Pacific where it ranges from southern Japan and the Marshall Islands to the southern Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8. Bluish silver in color, with 6 orange-yellow stripes, including a short post ocular stripe. Sub-equal along abdomen, and midlateral stripe ends into pinkish to orange spot on caudal fin base (red at night) Biology: Inhabits sheltered clear water areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from depths of 1 to at least 49 m. Found in small or large aggregations under ledges, in holes, or even among long spines of sea urchins. Feeds on planktonic crustaceans and small invertebrates. Has been reared in captivity. Aquarium Care: This species is colorful, hardy, and bold. It will spend a lot of time out in the open, but not far from its hiding spot. Best kept singly, in pairs, or small groups of 5-7 individuals (members of the pair or group to be added at the same time, in a large tank). Less of a threat to small fish and ornamental crustaceans (compared to other Apogon spp.), it may prey on more delicate ornamental shrimps, such as anemone shrimps. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:29:30 +0000 Threadfin Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=141&title=threadfin-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=141&amp;title=threadfin-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Threadfin_cardinalfish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Threadfin_cardinalfish.jpg" alt="41Threadfin_cardinalfish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon leptacanthus Common Names: Threadfin Cardinalfish, Bluestreak Cardinalfish Max. size: 6.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 12 m Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and Mozambique Island to Samoa and Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 9. Semi-transparent to whitish in color with blue spots and incomplete, narrow, orange bars on head and anterior part of body. Tall first dorsal fin, eyes blue. Biology: Dense aggregations (often mixed with other species, like Archamia fucata, A. zosterophora) are found above mounds of branching corals (Porites cylindrica and P. andrewsi) in sheltered, often turbid bays and lagoons. Nocturnal species. Aquarium Care: This species is not often seen in the hobby. Keep with non-aggressive tankmates. The Threadfin Cardinalfish should be kept in groups consisting of 5+ individuals. Good fish for either a deep water tank or shallow water tank. Not a threat to other fish or ornamental crustaceans. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:29:30 +0000 Guadalupe Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=142&title=guadalupe-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=142&amp;title=guadalupe-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Guadalupe_cardinalfish.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Guadalupe_cardinalfish.jpg" alt="41Guadalupe_cardinalfish.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon guadalupensis Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 9 - 18 m Distribution: Eastern Pacific: San Clemente Island in southern California, USA to Gulf of California in Mexico and offshore islands. Biology: Inhabits rocky crevices and caves at depths to 18 m or more during the day, but moves off the bottom and out into open areas at night. Feeds mainly on planktonic crustaceans and small fishes. Aquarium Care: Provide plenty of hiding places, overhangs, and caves. Will likely hide during the day, however, dim lighting and the tank in a lower traffic area may help. Keep with passive tankmates. Feed a varied diet. mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:29:30 +0000 Bigeye Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=137&title=bigeye-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=137&amp;title=bigeye-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41Apban_u2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41Apban_u2.jpg" alt="41Apban_u2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon bandanensis Common Names: Bigeye Cardinalfish, Threesaddle Cardinalfish, Banda Cardinalfish Max. size: 10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 10 - 34 m Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Moluccas and Philippines to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to southern Great Barrier Reef; Mariana and Caroline Islands in Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8. Color is coppery or silvery with saddle or bar across the caudal peduncle and a wedge-shaped bar below the eye. Similar to A. fuscus but usually has fewer gill rakers (25-27 versus 28-30). Leading edge of ventral fin clearly pale-blue. Biology: Occurs in outer reef slopes generally at depths below 30 m. Nocturnal species. Aquarium Care: Provide with plenty of hiding spots. This species is secretive and will spend a great deal of time under cover. It readily acclimates to the aquarium environment, as long as it has places to hide. The Bigeye Cardinalfish may spend more time out of hiding, provided a dimly lit tank placed in a low traffic area. This species will eat crustaceans and small fishes. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:29:29 +0000 Spotted Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=138&title=spotted-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=138&amp;title=spotted-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41spotted_blenny.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41spotted_blenny.jpg" alt="41spotted_blenny.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon maculiferus Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 119 m Distribution: Eastern Central Pacific: restricted to the Hawaiian Islands. Biology: Found on rockky and coral reefs. Adults live under ledges and in caves during the day. Juveniles occur in shallower water than adults and are found in aggregaations at cave entrances or under ledges. At night, this fish feeds above the seafloor. When moonlight is present, A. maculiferus may stray as high as 2 to 3 m above the substrate. On darker nights, it may even rise higher into the water column. Occur singly or form loose aggregations. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, but also consumes fishes, polychaetes, and gastropods (mostly feeding at dawn). Aquarium Care: Temperature 22-24ºC. This species is rare in the hobby. Adults may bother each other (especially in a smaller tank), so one per tank unless a male-female pair, or a large tank. Due to the size of the Spotted Cardinalfish, it is a greater threat to ornamental crustaceans and small fish. Prefers cooler water. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:29:29 +0000 Tailspot Cardinalfish http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=139&title=tailspot-cardinalfish&cat=507 <a href="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/showphoto.php?photo=139&amp;title=tailspot-cardinalfish&amp;cat=507"><img title="41tailspot_cardinal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.reeffrontiers.com/photos_fish/data/507/thumbs/41tailspot_cardinal.jpg" alt="41tailspot_cardinal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: mojoreef<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Apogon dovii Max. size: 7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: reef-associated; marine Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Mazatlán, Mexico to Peru. Aquarium Care: Provide with plenty of hiding places, overhangs, and caves. This species might be found hiding during the daytime or hanging out in shaded areas, and feeding at night. May spend time out in the open if provided a dimly lit tank in a lower traffic area. Best to keep with passive tankmates. Feed a varied diet to keep the Tailspot Cardinalfish healthy. <br /><br />1 comment mojoreef Fri, 24 Dec 2004 03:29:29 +0000