Ostorhinchus Cardinalfishes are suitable for reef tanks of all sizes

When we speak about cardinalfishes within the reef aquarium hobby, most people relate to the classic Pajama Cardinalfish, Sphaeramia nematoptera, or the Bangaii Cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, which have been popular fish for reef tanks of all sizes for decades now.…

How Mouthbrooding Fish Evolved Multiple Times

Breeding aquarium fish can be one of the pinnacles of aquarium success but several groups of fish including jawfish and cardinalfish make it much easier due to one quirk of their parental care, mouthbrooding. Any one who’s kept african cichlids…

Apogon soloriensis, a New Cardinalfish from Japan

Cardinalfish are an important and abundant part of tropical reef fish communities and now we can add one more to the list, Apogon soloriensis. This newly described little red fish was discovered in the Bonin Islands of Japan, better known…

The Quest to Create an Enormous School of Golden Sweepers

Aquamarine Fukushima, Japan, 2008: While doing a pre-tour before the Shanghai 7th IAC (International Aquarium Congress), we discovered a fascinating biotope aquarium, in which a school of several thousand of golden sweepers were swimming. Ten years and a tsunami later,…

France Oceanopolis, produces Ostorhinchus chrysopomus, the Spotted-Gill Cardinalfish

The Spotted-Gill Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus chrysopomus, is not the most sexy, exotic fish for us Reef Tank Keepers. But I will disagree with this statement for few reasons: cardinalfish are nocturnal and live in schools, so they are a very attractive…

Download Cardinalfishes of the World by Rudie Kuiter for Free

Cardinalfish are a diverse and very numerous group of marine fish that doesn’t get nearly enough airtime in the reef aquarium hobby. Save for a few species like the pyjama and banggai cardinalfish, there’s more than 350 known species of…

The Panda banggai cardinalfish mutation reappears

It’s been almost three years since we first reported¬†about the the Panda Banggai cardinalfish mutation, and we’ve heard nary a peep more about this exciting fish. The Panda Banggai is the first domesticated marine fish strain to show up outside…

Are Banggai cardinalfish endangered species or invasive species?

Earlier this week, the results of a 12-month finding by the National Marine Fisheries Service has concluded to propose the beloved Banggai cardinalfish as an endangered species. Together with three species of little-known stony corals, the Banggai cardinalfish, which is…

ORA Thumps Chest With New Captive Bred Orbicularis Cardinalfish

ORA is certainly in the fast lane this fall¬†bringing new species into captive culture. Their Halloween evening announcement of captive-bred Orbic Cardinalfish, arguably was timed perfectly to get lost in the end of the week, holiday madness. Trying to slide…

ORA Debuts Latest Captive-Bred Cardinalfish to Mixed Reviews

If anyone had a clue what it takes to knock down species first after species first, I think we’d be showing ORA a little more appreciation for ticking another “boring” and “dull” captive-bred fish species first off the list this…