Dotted Cardinalfish

(Fowleria isostigma)

Fowleria Cardinalfish should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of rock work, caves and ledges should be provided for resting and hiding. Fowleria Cardinalfish are peaceful schooling fish and can be kept in groups in large aquariums. A diverse diet of enriched meaty foods should be provided for continued good health. Most Fowleria 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. Fowleria Cardinalfish are easy, peaceful, ship and acclimate well making them a great beginner fish. They are slow methodical swimmers that need plenty of swim room. They are slow methodical swimmers house with other peaceful tank mates.

The Dotted Cardinalfish is also known as the Fowleria Cardinalfish. Uncommonly seen in the aquarium trade. Dotted Cardinalfish are an overall orange to red color with a yellow tail. Dotted Cardinalfish can grow to almost 3".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 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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