Copper Lined Cardinalfish

Fish Type: Cardinals

Scientific Name: Apogon margaritophorus


Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 20 Gallon
Relative Care: Easy
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The Copper Lined Cardinalfish (Apogon margaritophorus) is an ideal inhabitant for reef tanks. They stay relatively small (about 3 inches) and will readily accept prepared foods. Mine eat flakes, pellets, and frozen mysis. They will school but its not a gurantee. I’ve found that in systems where they feel most comfortable they tend to pair off. They will tolerate each other’s presence but prefer to have their space. This fish is a good prospect for captive breeding.

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