Ochrestriped Cardinalfish

Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.



The Ochrestriped Cardinalfish comes from the reefs of Fiji or Indonesia. They have a long slender shape and are an ochre-red with gold color. The large black and blue eyes are offset by a black spot near the tail which confuses possible predators which way the fish is facing.A 55-gallon or larger aquarium with a cave and peaceful tank mates is suitable for this slow and methodical swimmer. It tends to hide in sea grass or other plants, or may use long spined urchins for camouflage. If a larger aquarium is available, it will handle a small group of this species. As a group, they will establish a strict hierarchy without aggressiveness.

The Ochrestriped Cardinalfish requires a well-balanced diet of prepared
carnivore foods along with
feeder shrimp,
flake foods, pellet foods,
mysis and
brine shrimp and depending on its size, live feeder fish.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1-1/4″ to 2″; Medium 2″ to 3″; Large 3″ to 4″


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