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Zoramia fragilis Fragile Cardinalfish

Zoramia fragilisis commonly referred to as Fragile Cardinalfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
5479 
AphiaID:
283226 
Scientific:
Zoramia fragilis 
German:
Fragiler Kardinalbarsch 
English:
Fragile Cardinalfish 
Category:
Cardinalfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Apogonidae (Family) > Zoramia (Genus) > fragilis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Smith, ), 1961 
Occurrence:
American Samoa, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Coral sea, East Africa, Flores, Great Barrier Reef, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Komodo (Komodo Island), Marschall Islands, Maumere, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Samoa, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, Togean Islands, Tonga, Wake Atoll 
Sea depth:
1 - 15 Meter 
Size:
up to 1.77" (4.5 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Fish eggs, Flakes, Krill, Mysis, Pellets 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-01-06 16:54:27 

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Zoramia fragilis , Smith, 1961

Zoramia fragilis, also known as the Fragile Cardinalfish or Apogon fragilis, inhabits protected lagoons and bays above branching corals and reef crevices, and form large schools. widespread in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, from East Africa to Somoa, north to Yaeyamas, south to Great Barrier Reef .

The Fragile Cardinalfish feeds on plankton and benthic invertebrate at night. Will accept a wide variety of meaty foodstuffs with at least two feeding per day. Their diet should contain Spirulina. Prefers a dimly lit environment with caves. Rarely seen in the trade.

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Apogonidae
Species: Zoramia fragilis


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