Category: Salt Water
Facts about the Orange Lined Cardinalfish, it is a ray-finned fish that belongs to the genus Ostorhinchus of the family Apogonidae. The binomial name of this fish Ostorhinchus cyanosoma, which comes from the Indo-West Pacific. The Orange Lined Cardinalfish is safe to humans. The Orange Lined Cardinalfish can be explicitly seen in the Red Sea, east to Fiji and south to Mozambique, northern part of the Ryukyu and Bonin islands, southern part of New Caledonia. It can also be seen largely in the Great barrier Reef, and the waters in the region of Madagascar. The Orange Lined Cardinalfish is tinted with a blueish shade with six orange-yellow colored stripes and it is harmless to humans.
A well-grown Orange Lined Cardinalfish is an attractive fish, which is capable of growing to a maximum body length of 20 inches (50 cm). The Orange Lined Cardinalfish usually lives in clear water regions of ponds, and low reefs. It lives in waters at a depth that ranges from 3.3 feet to 165 feet (1 meter to 50 meters) and constructs its home beneath ledges, in aggregations and holes, and in between the bristles of sea urchins. Even though the Orange Lined Cardinalfish can go down to 50 meters, it generally stays at around 3.3 feet to 49.5 feet (1 meter to 15 meters).
The Orange Lined Cardinalfish comes from the reefs of Indonesia or Fiji. The Orange Lined Cardinalfish has an elongated slender shaped body and is an orange or red with gold color. The big black and yellow eyes are counterbalanced by a black spot close to its tail that confuses probable predators the way the fish is encountering.
The Orange Lined Cardinalfish performs well in a bigger aquarium with the minimum capacity of 10 gallons, equipped with a cave and nonviolent tank mates. The Orange Lined Cardinalfish inclines to conceal in marine grass or other plants, or may employ long-spine urchins for concealment. If a bigger aquarium is available, it will manage a small group of this fish species. As a group, they will set up a strict chain of command with no aggressiveness.
The Orange Lined Cardinalfish can be largely seen day and night in the Indo-Pacific. It is particularly seen in the south of the Red Sea to the east of Fiji and Mozambique, north to the Bonin and Ryukyu islands, south of the New Caledonia. The Orange Lined Cardinalfish can also be seen in the Great Barrier Reef, and the waters in the area of Madagascar.
The Orange Lined Cardinalfish species pair up during mating period and the male fish protects the accumulation of the spawned eggs inside his mouth pending they hatch. He dedicates himself to this job for approximately eight days, incapable to nourish pending hatching is complete. The Orange Lined Cardinalfish species use to swim around beneath the coral glows, with other fish, or by themselves.
The Orange Lined Cardinalfish is a carnivorous fish and in the aquarium, it needs a balanced diet of meaty foods, like feeder shrimp, pellet foods, flake foods, marine flesh, and blood worms. The Orange Lined Cardinalfish may also feed with live feeder fish, according to their body size. In the wild, the fish usually feeds on planktonic crustaceans and petite invertebrates.
The average lifespan of the Orange Lined Cardinalfish ranges from 5 years to eight years.