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Spotted Cardinalfish (Sphaeramia nematoptera)

The Spotted Cardinalfish or Sphaeramia orbicularis is just one of the few different kinds of Cardinalfish. This saltwater fish is quite popular among aquarium owners due to it's relatively small size (about 3" max) and its peaceful temperament. This fish is also known as the Polka Dot Cardinal and is considered to be quite hardy as well. These fish should be fed bloodworms or brine shrimp, but flake food is acceptable as well on occasion. These fish originate in the Indian and Pacific ocean and are often found are reefs and corals. The Spotted Cardinalfish is normally a nocturnal eater in the wild, but will tend to eat anytime of day when in captivity. This fish prefers temperatures of 72-78° F with a PH Level of 8.1-8.4. The Spotted Cardinalfish is best kept in schools, they will form a strict order based on largest to smallest.

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