Pterapogon kauderni (Kaudern's Cardinal)

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Pterapogon kauderni (Kaudern's Cardinal)

Post  thierry on Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:44 pm

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QUICK STATS
  • Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Max. Size: 3"
  • Color Form: Black, White
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Origin: Indo-Pacific
  • Family: Apogonidae
  • Insert Date: 30 September 2009


The Kaudern's Cardinal is highly sought after for its ease of care, attractive color pattern and distinctively long and elegant fins. The Kaudern's Cardinal, also known as the Banggai Cardinalfish or Longfin Cardinalfish, is metallic silver highlighted by rich black stripes and white, celestial spots on the body and fins. This sophisticated color pattern of the Kaudern's Cardinal makes it a visual striking and memorable addition to most saltwater aquariums.
A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with cave-like rockwork and peaceful tank mates is ideal for this slow and methodical swimmer. Due to its aggressive behavior towards conspecifics, the Kaudern's Cardinal should not be kept in large groups. The Kaudern's Cardinal is relatively easy to breed in the aquarium setting. Once spawning has occurred, the male carries the eggs in his mouth to protect them.

The Kaudern's Cardinal should be fed a well balanced diet of meaty foods such as feeder shrimp, marine flesh, bloodworms, and depending on its size, live feeder fish.

Other links:
http://www.aqua-fish.net/saltwater/?banggai-cardinal-fish
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/Cardinalfish/Bangaii.php
http://www.reeflex.net/tiere/299_Pterapogon_kauderni.htm
http://www.fishlore.com/profile-banggaicardinalfish.htm


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Post  thierry on Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:45 pm

First introduction to the tank Smile
There are two, but one hide himself between the rocks

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October 1

Post  thierry on Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:47 pm

Both spotted this time

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October 5

Post  thierry on Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:09 pm

Yesterday one of the 2 died, called the store, they said they would make a special price on a new friend for this lonely fish.



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Post  thierry on Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:53 am

Kauderni getting used to new coral, 2 shrimps and foxface


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Added Blue Tang

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The second one died as well :(

Post  thierry on Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:37 pm

Yesterday the second Kauderni died. We found him against the grid where the water flows into the back chambers. No real cause seen, only that he was a bit thin, but he was always eating when the other where. So that shouldn't be the reason. But I guess that closes the first chapter for the Kauderni's. I really liked them, even though they both didn't last very long Sad
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Final Pictures/Wallpapers

Post  thierry on Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:22 pm

I made 2 wallpapers from the pictures i have of the Kauderni's. This will also be the last post about the Kauderni's in this topic. When new ones arrive they will get a new topic.





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