Black cardinalfish

The Black cardinalfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 2 m environment.

Black Cardinalfish come from the open waters of the Western Pacific. Black Cardinalfish grow up to 4 inches in length and should be kept in an aquarium of at least 30 gallons in size. More

The Black Cardinalfish requires a well balanced diet of meaty foods such as feeder shrimp, flake foods, pellet foods, marine flesh, bloodworms, and depending on its size, live feeder fish. More

The Black Cardinalfish comes from the reefs of the Western Pacific, has a long slender shape, and is mostly black in color. The large black eyes of this fish are complimented by spots on the fins of similar size. More

Black Cardinalfish 14 Day Guarantee Live Shipping Information Black Cardinalfish = Black Cardinalfish, Apogon melas, has the same basic body configuration as the Flame Cardinalfish, but has a dark (sometimes velvety black) sheen. More

Black cardinalfish, Apogon melas Many-lined cardinalfish, Apogon multilineatus Larval cardinalfish ?, Apogon neotes ? Blackstripe cardinalfish, Apogon nigrofasciatus Blackstripe cardinalfish, Apogon More

Common names

Black cardinalfish in English
Blackspot cardinalfish in English
Dangat in Tagalog
Montsuki-ishimochi in Japanese (日本語)
Sort kardinalfisk in Danish (dansk)
Suga in Tagalog
大目侧仔 in Mandarin Chinese
大目侧仔 in Unknown
大目側仔 in Mandarin Chinese
大目側仔 in Unknown
大面侧仔 in Mandarin Chinese
大面侧仔 in Unknown
大面側仔 in Mandarin Chinese
黑身天竺鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
黑身天竺鯛 in Unknown
黑身天竺鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
黑身天竺鲷 in Unknown

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Apogonidae
Genus : Apogon
Species : Apogon melas
Authority : Bleeker, 1848