Yellowstriped Cardinalfish

lg 80855 Yellowstriped Cardinalfish
Latin name: (Ostorhinchus cyanosoma)

Care Level





Orange, White, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons



The Yellowstriped Cardinalfish is a species native to the reefs of Fiji or Indonesia. It is easily distinguishable by its long, slender shape and vibrant yellow to orange stripes running along its body. This species is widely appreciated for its beauty, making it a popular choice for aquariums. Its unique appearance makes it an eye-catching addition to any tank. Additionally, it is a hardy species that is relatively easy to care for, making it an ideal choice for both experienced and novice aquarists.

A 10-gallon or larger aquarium with a cave and peaceful tank mates is ideal for this species. It is essential for their environment to have plenty of sea grass or other plants, as well as long spined urchins for camouflage. If a larger aquarium is available, it is highly recommended to keep a small group of this species. As a group, these fish will establish a strict hierarchy without aggressiveness and develop a truly unique social structure. Providing a natural and healthy habitat for this species is essential for their wellbeing and to ensure that they thrive in their aquatic environment.

The Yellowstriped Cardinalfish is a tropical fish that 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. This tropical fish is a popular choice for salt water aquariums.

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