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  • Apogon leptacanthus



    Latin name: Apogon leptacanthus
    Degree of difficulty: medium
    Max size: about 6 cm
    Current: low
    Swarm fish

    Members please post your experiences & pictures in this thread to this species.

  • #2
    Nice fish, but not very longlived. In the beginning they can be hard to train to accept food. I keep a shoal of about 14 of them in my 160. In my opinion it should be more to give a more stunning display. I'll add some more in the near future.

    They are mouthbreeders, most of the time I have some males with eggs in their mouth.
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    • #3
      i take it they will get picked on in a semi aggressive tank ?
      Nick
      Nick
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      • #4
        It depends on what you call semi agressive. I keep them together with quite some fish, including 3 tangs, a sixline wrasse, 4 pygmy angels and a big fat regal angel. No probs
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        • #5
          im just figuring if there finiky wouldnt the other more aggresive fish make it so that more finiky ?
          Nick
          Nick
          180G SPS Mainly
          10 Bulb T5 Starfire
          Calcium Reactor
          3 Tunze 6105's
          Profilux Controller
          ATB Return w/ wavysea
          ATB M External Skimmer


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          • #6
            Nick,
            It really depends on the size of a tank. If theres enough room they won't be bothered. Especially in a school.


            As for cardinal fish in general, they prefer rockwork, caves and overhangs to hide in. As a nocturnal fish, it might be advise to feed lightly at night when they are more free swimming and active. I've had success doing so with cardinals before.


            This site has some nice upclose pictures so you can see their beautiful coloring: http://www.jjphoto.dk/fish_archive/a...ptacanthus.htm

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            • #7
              i love anthias but there too hard to keep too much feeding is needed
              Nick
              Nick
              180G SPS Mainly
              10 Bulb T5 Starfire
              Calcium Reactor
              3 Tunze 6105's
              Profilux Controller
              ATB Return w/ wavysea
              ATB M External Skimmer


              Comment

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