Apogonichthyoides timorensisis commonly referred to as Timor cardinalfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 400 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Apogonichthyoides timorensis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Apogonichthyoides timorensis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Apogonichthyoides timorensis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Apogonichthyoides timorensis is found in shallow protected coastal reef crests and lagoons, hiding below corals during the day, but also trawled on soft bottom, also under boulders on shallow reef flats.
The Timor cardinalfish is a nocturnal species, it lifes in a depthrange of one to 15 meters.