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Banggai Cardinalfish
Pterapogon kauderni 
The Benggai Cardinalfish sports a silver body with black stripes with small white spots. This fish will normally inhabit the lower third of your tank, swimming freely with slower, peaceful tank mates. The Benggai Cardinalfish was discovered in the early 1990s in Indonesia. This fish quickly became a favorite of many aquariums as it adapts extremely well to captivity. The Benggai Cardinalfish could be the easiest saltwater fish to breed in captivity. After spawning the male takes the eggs into his mouth and stores them ther upwards of 10 to 20 days until hatching.
1 - 3 Inches 
74F - 79F  
8.1 - 8.3 
Specific Gravity 
1.02o -1.025 
8 - 12 dkH 
Somewhat aggressive. It's recommended that you keep Benggai  Cardinalfish in groups of two or more; although same sex  individuals may be aggressive towards each other.
Min. Tank Size 
30 gal. reef with coral, rocks and a couple of nooks or caves to  hide in.
Carnivore, meaty foods, mysis shrimp and marine flakes 
Reef Suitability 
Difficult; although shortly before spawng the female will look  rounder and the males lower jaw tends to darken.
One of the easiest marine fish to breed. After spawning the male  carries the eggs in his mouth for protection. The male will not  eat until the eggs hatch
Difficulty Level 
2 on a 1 to 10 (10 being the most difficult) scale. Keep this fish  with other small, peacful, slower fish.
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