Banggai Cardinalfish: here’s the scoop
This species is highly prized in the aquarium trade and thus highly vulnerable to over-fishing, post-capture mortality, and habitat destruction.
Shallow sheltered bays and harbors, mainly on silty reef flats with sandy bottoms and seagrass beds
Carnivore-planktivore that feeds principally on copepods (small crustaceans)
1.5 -2.5 years
Did you know?
The Banggai cardinalfish is a paternal brooder meaning the male protects the eggs in his mouth for up to 30 days.