About the Captive Bred Banggai Cardinal
Care Level :Easy
Reef Safe :Yes
Max Size: 3 inches
Minimum Tank Size : 20 Gallons
The Bangaii Cardinal is one of the most popular fish available. It has a very unique pattern and is often sought after for its visibility in the home aquarium.
The Bangaii Cardinal is a slower swimmer, and extremely peaceful in nature, and should be housed with other reef safe, and peaceful tank mates. The Bangaii Cardinal has a nocturnal living habit and will be most active during the night.
Since the Bangaii Cardinal is very social, they do best in small groups or schools, in an appropriate sized tank of no less than 30 gallons for the school, and can be kept in a tank of 20 gallons individually. Larger tanks could allow for larger schools, and like many other schooling fish, the Bangaii Cardinal will form a strict hierarchy when kept in small groups within the aquarium.
Although some species do use aggression to exert dominance, this member of the family Apogonidae does not. They are an excellent choice for beginner aquarists as they are active, friendly, easy to care for, and easily adapt to captive feeding.