variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image
provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen
Care Level: Easy
Color Form: Blue, Clear,
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.022-1.025
Max. Size: 2?"
Minimum Tank Size: 10
The Neon Ghost Cardinalfish comes from the reefs of the
Indian Ocean, and has a long slender shape and is mostly transparent in color.
The transparent color is offset by many markings and spots of both iridescent
blue and yellow. The Large black eyes of this fish are outlined in iridescent
blue like the markings on both the fins and body.
A 10-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 Neon Ghost Cardinalfish requires a well balanced diet
of meaty foods such as feeder shrimp, flake foods, pellet foods, marine flesh,
bloodworms, and depending on its size, live feeder fish.