Crown of Thorns Cardinalfish

(Siphamia fuscolineata)

Siphamia Cardinalfish should be added to well established aquariums with rock work with caves and ledges should be provided for hiding. Siphamia Cardinalfish will consume small fish and invertebrates. A diverse diet of enriched meaty foods should be provided for continued good health. Siphamia Cardinalfish are nocturnal and should be fed very early mornings or evenings. Some Cardinalfish are mouth brooders research each species to ensure the appropriate care is given. They are slow methodical swimmers house with other peaceful tank mates.

The Crown of Thorns Cardinalfish are rarely seen in the aquarium trade. The Crown of Thorns is mainly a dark brown to black color with some pattered lines. Crown of Thorns Cardinalfish can grow to a little more than 1.5".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 10 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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