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Cardinalfishes

General information

Cardinalfishes are mostly small, peaceful, and generally nocturnal fishes. They got her name because the main coloration of many of these fishes are red. They are carnivorous plankton feeders with generally large eyes and mouths, some of them are very colorful. Most Kind of this genus are found amongst coral branches duringe the day, searching for food at night. They are mouthbreeder, the males incubating the eggs. Cardinalfishes are best kept in small groups and should have adequate caves and hiding places with subdued lighting.


Order:Perciformes
Suborder: Percoidei
Family: Apogonidae
Genus: 22
Species: 207


Apogon

Apogonichthyoides

Apogonichthys

Archamia

Astrapogon

Cercamia

Cheilodipterus

Epigonus

Fibramia

Foa

Fowleria

Gymnapogon

Jaydia

Lachneratus

Lepidamia

Neamia

Nectamia

Ostorhinchus

Phaeoptyx

Pristiapogon

Pristicon

Pseudamia

Pseudamiops

Pterapogon

Rhabdamia

Siphamia

Sphaeramia

Taeniamia

Vincentia

Zapogon

Zoramia