The Banggai cardinalfish are one of the more popular saltwater fish for the aquarium hobby. It looks similar to the freshwater angelfish with its silver and black coloration. The bottom and top of the caudal peduncle have a black stripe that is white edged that goes to the tip of the caudal fin. The pelvic fin along with the anal fin are very similar to the two seperate dorsal fins, and almost seem to mirror the other.
This fish was discovered not that long ago in 1990 in the Banggai Islands of Sulawesi in Indonesida. These fish are easily bred in the home aquarium and in public aquariums. They will eat all meaty foods, including live brine shrimp plus fresh or frozen foods. These are peaceful fish and will only sometimes quarrel between themselves.