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The Bungai Cardinal, scientifically known as Pterapogon kauderni, is a stunning and sought-after marine fish species originating from the waters of Indonesia. With its bold and striking appearance, the Bungai Cardinal is a popular choice among marine enthusiasts.


The Bungai Cardinal showcases a distinctive black body adorned with vertical white or silver stripes, giving it a visually captivating look. It has elongated fins and a prominent dorsal fin, adding to its elegant presence. These cardinals grow to a size of around 3 inches, making them suitable for medium-sized marine aquariums.


Known for their peaceful nature, Bungai Cardinals can be kept in small groups or as individuals in a well-maintained marine aquarium. They thrive in tanks with plenty of hiding spots, live rock formations, and moderate water flow. It's important to provide a secure lid as they have a tendency to jump if startled.


In terms of diet, the Bungai Cardinal is omnivorous and appreciates a varied diet. Offer them a combination of high-quality marine pellets, flakes, frozen foods like brine shrimp and mysis shrimp, as well as live foods to promote their health and natural feeding behaviors.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 75-80°F
  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Salinity: 1.020-1.025
  • Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate levels should be kept at zero.


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

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