Pajama Cardinalfish

(Sphaeramia nematoptera)

Sphaeramia Cardinalfish should be added to well established aquariums with rock work with caves and ledges should be provided for hiding. Sphaeramia Cardinalfish will consume small fish and invertebrates. A diverse diet of enriched meaty foods should be provided for continued good health. Sphaeramia Cardinalfish 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. Sphaeramia Cardinalfish are slow methodical swimmers and should be housed with other peaceful tank mates. Sphaeramia Cardinalfish will thrive in small groups.

The Pajama Cardinalfish is also known as the Spotted Cardinalfish. Commonly seen in the aquarium trade. These unique colored fish have a green to yellow face, orange eyes, silver body with a vertical mottled black band, dotted with orange spots. Pajama Cardinalfish can grow to almost 3".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 20 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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