Spotted cardinalfish

Minimum tank size: 20 gallon Hardiness: Easy Aggressiveness: Low Reef Compatibility: May eat ornamental shrimps Diet: It require a well-balanced and vitamin-enriched diet of meaty foods such as feeder fish, crustacean and mysid shrimp and bloodworms.

The Spotted cardinalfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 128 m environment.

The Spotted Cardinalfish or Sphaeramia orbicularis is just one of the few different kinds of Cardinalfish. This saltwater fish is quite popular among aquarium owners due to it's relatively small size (about 3" max) and its peaceful temperament. More

Because the Spotted Cardinalfish is a slow and methodical swimmer, it should be housed with peaceful tankmates and offered a plethora of hiding places amongst rockwork or plants. Most Spotted Cardinalfish will tend to hide in sea grass or other plants. More

The Tank-Bred Spotted Cardinalfish is also known as Polka-dot Cardinalfish or Pajama Cardinalfish, and has a silver coloration with a black vertical line in the middle of the body, and brown polka dots covering the rear portion of the fish. More

The Spotted Cardinalfish is a rainbow of playful colors. It has a greenish-yellow face, bright orange eyes, and a silver-based body dressed with a bold black scalar margin and a posterior dotted with orange polka-dots. More

For the best care, the Spotted Cardinalfish should be kept in small schools in suitably sized aquariums of at least 30 gallons. More

Spotted Cardinalfish, has a greenish-yellow face with orange eyes. The midsection is silver with bold, black scalar margins and the posterior section of the body is silver with orange polka-dots. More

Spotted Cardinalfish 14 Day Guarantee Live Shipping Information Spotted Cardinalfish = Spotted Cardinalfish, Sphaeramia orbicularis , is a great variety of Cardinal that is quite a unique find. More

Common names

Apogon maculatus in Catalan (Català)
Apogon ognisty in Polish (polski)
Cardeal-fogo in Portuguese (Português)
Cardenal in Spanish (español)
Cardenal manchado in Spanish (español)
flamefish in English
Kñrá wowo pretu in Papiamento
Kòrá wowo pretu in Papiamento
Piranema in Portuguese (Português)
saddletailed cardinalfish in English
Spotted cardinalfish in English
Ugniažuvė in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
斑紋天竺鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
斑纹天竺鲷 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Apogonidae
Genus : Apogon
Species : Apogon maculatus
Authority : Poey, 1860