Banggai Cardinalfish

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Description of the Banggai Cardinalfish
The Banggai Cardinalfish is an ideal starter fish for the beginner as they are hardy and breed easily. The Banggai Cardinalfish are mouthbrooders with the male incubating the eggs that hatch after 21 days, the male fish then releases the fish after 24 days.  Ideally place pairs of Banggai Cardinalfish together to avoid aggression.

Popular Name: Banggai Cardinalfish
Species: Pterapogon kauderni

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Banggai Cardinalfish

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Profile of the Banggai Cardinalfish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Banggai Cardinalfish species.

  • Size: Up to 7-8cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp 21-28 Degrees PH 8.1-8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Flaked and Frozen food

  • Temperament: Good community fish

  • Habitat: Shallow reefs up to 2.5m in depth

  • Behaviour: Peaceful reef dwellers

  • Range: Banggai Islands, Indonesia

 

Scientific Classification of the Banggai Cardinalfish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Pterapogon kauderni

  • Popular Name: Banggai Cardinalfish - Longfin Cardinalfish - Banggai Cardinalfish - Bangaii Cardinal - Kaudern's Cardinalfish

  •  Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Apogonidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Banggai Cardinalfish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Banggai Cardinalfish slimy?
Banggai Cardinalfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Banggai Cardinalfish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Banggai Cardinalfish have gills?
Gills enable the Banggai Cardinalfish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Banggai Cardinalfish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Banggai Cardinalfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Banggai Cardinalfish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Banggai Cardinalfish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Banggai Cardinalfish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Banggai Cardinalfish

Banggai Cardinalfish

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  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Banggai Cardinalfish slimy?

  • Why do the Banggai Cardinalfish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Banggai Cardinalfish have fins?

  • Species: Pterapogon kauderni

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