Cardinalfish Diet & Feeding

Cardinals are carnivorous fish meaning they need meat.  For this reason, Cardinalfish for sale should be fed a diet of vitamin-enriched Brine or Mysis shrimp, along with other finely chopped meaty preparations. They will thrive in a temperature range of 73-80°F and a pH of 8.0-8.5.  They also will take flake and high-quality marine pellets to vary their diet.

Cardinal Fish Care Sheet

Cardinalfish are relaxed slower swimmers by nature. It is not common, however, they could become a tad aggressive towards other Cardinalfish or smaller similar-looking fish which is why they do well in groups of at least 4-5.

Cardinals do well in tanks that have plenty of live rock or plants to so they feel safe with various hiding spots. In the wild, Cardinalfish are known for using sea urchins to provide protection as they do not get stung by the spines due to their thicker skin. Not only will the Cardinal hang out around Urchins, but they also will spend time around and inside Anemones, Soft Corals and Mangrove roots almost like Clownfish and Aneomes.

Cardinalfish personality and tankmates

A social little fish, the Cardinalfish for sale do best in smaller groups or schools of 3-4 or more as long as they are kept in an appropriately sized aquarium.  An aquarium that is 20-30 gallons minimum works.

Single cardinals and can be kept in a tank of 20 gallons easily. Larger marine aquarium tanks could allow for larger schools of cardinalfish. Like many species of fish that school, the Cardinalfish will form a hierarchy when kept in smaller groups within the aquarium setting.  Cardinalfish for sale are a great choice for beginner aquarists.  Lastly, banners are known to be active, hardy, easy to care for, and easily adapt to captive feeding.

Cardinalfish Size

Cardinalfish for sale are small, and only grow to be about 3″ overall once fully mature.

Marine Cardinalfish for sale lifespan

Cardinalfish for sale are small but are fairly long-lived.  In the marine aquarium, they can live anywhere from 5-15 years with proper care.

Cardinal Fish for sale

Cardinalfish make up a beautiful group of peaceful reef sale saltwater aquarium fish for sale.  There are a variety of marine cardinal fish for sale that include the Pajama Cardinal as well as the beautiful black and white Banner Cardinalfish for sale also known as the Bangai Cardinalfish for sale.

Cardinalfish Origin

Marine cardinalfish for sale come from the Indo Pacific Ocean.  They are now captive bred so the cost has gone down, and captive-bred specimens live longer than wild-caught.

Learn all about Cardinal fish for sale with our fantastic free Cardinal Fish Care Guide that features information provided by our staff Marine Biologist on the following:

General Cardinalfish Quick Facts

Size : 1-3.25 inch
Care Level : Easy
Temperament : Semi-Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Indo Pacific
Acclimation Time: 3+ Hours
Reef Safe: Yes
Coral Safe : Yes
Invertebrate Safe : Yes
Minimum Tank Size : 30+ Gallons

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