Ostorhinchus hoeveniiis commonly referred to as Flag-fin cardinalfish, Frostfin cardinalfish . Difficulty in the aquarium: Easy. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Ostorhinchus hoevenii are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Ostorhinchus hoevenii, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Ostorhinchus hoevenii, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Apogon hoeveni is widespread in the Indo Pacific. From India in the west to Japan in the east, south to the north coast of Australia often in estuaries and sheltered bays with a light and soft substrate.
The body color is usually a bright yellow or tan, some with dusky brown speckling or stains. The first spine of the dorsal fin is black-brown, the dorsal fin itself has a white outer margin. All other fins are translucent. We often find these cardinal fish between sea urchins of the family „Diadema „ where they seek protection from predators.