Fish Species


Flamefish - Description

The Flamefish is an ideal choice for the beginner, it is hardy and easy to feed and makes a beautiful addition to the tropical marine aquarium. It is a nocturnal fish, spending its day hiding in caves and rock crevices.

It is important to ensure that it is housed in a tank with plenty of planting and hiding places. The spotted cardinal can be aggressive and territorial toward other Cardinals.

Popular Name: Flamefish
Species: Apogon maculatus

Profile of the Flamefish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Flamefish species.

  • Size: up to 11cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried Food, Mysis Shrimp, Bloodworms

  • Temperament: Keep a single specimen or a mating pair

  • Habitat: Marine Reef Dweller at depths of up to 128m

  • Behaviour: Need plenty of planting and caves to hide in, Peaceful towards other fish species

  • Range: Western Atlantic

Scientific Classification of the Flamefish

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: Apogon maculatus

  • Popular Name: Flamefish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Apogonidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Flamefish

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.


The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral..

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