Fish Species

Spotted Cardinalfish

Spotted Cardinalfish - Description

The Spotted Cardinalfish is also known as the Pajama Cardinal Fish, Pyjama Cardinal Fish, Coral Cardinalfish and Polkadot Cardinalfish.

It is a peaceful and hardy fish and makes a perfect addition to any saltwater aquarium. The Spotted Cardinal is a social fish and does best in small groups. Its a paternal mouthbrooder, the male keeping the eggs safe until they fry hatch.

Popular Name: Spotted Cardinalfish
Species: Sphaeramia nematoptera

Profile of the Spotted Cardinalfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Spotted Cardinalfish species.

  • Size: Up to 8.5cm 

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Shrimp, Bloodworms, Prefers Live food

  • Temperament: Peaceful, good community fish

  • Habitat: Shallow reef dwellers at depths of up to 14m

  • Behaviour: Keep in small groups with other peaceful species and plenty of planting

  • Range: Western Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Spotted Cardinalfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Sphaeramia nematoptera

  • Popular Name: Spotted Cardinalfish - Pajama Cardinal Fish - Pyjama Cardinal Fish - Coral Cardinalfish - Polkadot Cardinalfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Apogonidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Spotted Cardinalfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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