Red Spot Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus parvulus)

Common Name: Red Spot Cardinalfish
Scientific Name: Ostorhinchus parvulus
Reef-Safe: Yes
Min. Tank Size: 10 gallons
Captive Care: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Max. Size: 4 cm (2")
Range: Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines
Depth: 2 - 20m (6.5 - 65ft)
Diet: Carnivore
Remarks: With its semi-transparent body and a large red spot near the base of caudal fin, a school of this fish makes it quite a sight to watch. They are delicate and finicky eaters when first acquired. But once acclimated to eating prepared food they are fairly hardy. It is important to feed twice daily in the beginning to build up its fat reserve. Then cut down to once daily if you have to. Skipping feeding of this fish is not recommended. Be mindful of its small size when adding to your reef as some larger fish such as anthias and angelfish may perceive them as food