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Species Name: Apogon semiornatus

Authority: Peters, 1876

Common Name: Halfbanded Cardinalfish

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Red Sea and Gulf of Oman, east to Australia, north to Japan and south to Natal, South Africa

Size: 2.5 inches - 7 cm

Natural Environment: Inhabits coastal reefs, and found near crevices and caves during the day

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 68 - 79°F (20 - 26°C) and natural diet consists mainly of small crustaceans. Will accept a wide variety of meaty foodstuffs and should have vitamin enriched foods with at least two feeding per day. Their diet should contain a color enhancer, such as Spirulina. Prefers a dimly lit environment with caves a can be maintained in small groups. Rarely seen in the trade.

Aquarium Suitability: Fish-only aquarium species

Halfbanded Cardinalfish (Apogon semiornatus) Photo Credit:John Randall

Photo Credit: John Randall

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