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Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Banggai Cardinalfish are an exceptional beautiful fish. They were first introduced into the hobby in the late 90's, with the first specimens selling for hundreds of dollars. As popularity increased so did the numbers harvested from the sea. By 2004 several populations had decreased by almost 90%.

Due to their limited geographical range these fish are still considered endangered in the wild, although thanks to captive breeding this fish is available throughout the hobby (with little to no impact on wild populations). They are relatively easy to breed provided a male and female fish are present. The male mouth broods the eggs for between 20-30 days before releasing the baby cardinals into the tank. 

The are a very peaceful fish and do best when placed with equally peaceful tank mates.


Care level: Easy
Minimum Tank Size: 120 litre
Max Length: 3.5"
Temperament:  Peaceful 
Reef safe:  Yes


Type: Cardinalfish

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