Five Lined Cardinalfish

(Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus)

Cheilodipterus Cardinalfish should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of room to swim. Plenty of rock work with caves and ledges should be provided for grazing and hiding. Most Cheilodipterus Cardinalfish are peaceful schooling fish but carefully research each species before adding to your aquarium. A diverse diet of enriched meaty foods should be provided for continued good health. Most Cheilodipterus Cardinalfish are active at night and rest during the day. Some Cardinalfish are mouth brooders research each species to ensure the appropriate care is given. considered peaceful however should not house with smaller fish, shrimp or feather dusters. They are slow methodical swimmers house with other peaceful tank mates.

The Five Lined Cardinalfish is also known as the Tooth Cardinalfish. Occasionally seen in the aquarium trade. Five Lined Cardinalfish have multiple black stripes running horizontally against an overall white body color. There is also a black spot surrounded by yellow on its caudal peduncle. Five Lined Cardinalfish can grow to almost 5".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 50 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

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