Fish Species

Threadfin Cardinalfish

Threadfin Cardinalfish - Description

The Threadfin Cardinal fish is also known as the Bluestreak Cardinal fish, Glass Cardinal Fish and Longspine Cardinal Fish . It can be identified by its translucent body with blue streaks on its head and the front part of its body.

They are a beautiful and peaceful addition to the tropical marine aquarium. Ensure they have plenty of hiding places and ideally place a group of up to six cardinals together.

Popular Name: Threadfin Cardinalfish
Species: Apongon leptacanthus

Profile of the Threadfin Cardinalfish

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

  • Size: Up to 6cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen, Dried or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Habitat: Marine Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 12m

  • Behaviour: Good addition to community tank

  • Range: Red Sea, Indo Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Threadfin 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: Apongon leptacanthus

  • Popular Name: Threadfin Cardinalfish - Bluestreak Cardinalfish - Glass Cardinal Fish - Longspine Cardinalfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Apogonidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Threadfin 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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