Collection: Cardinals

Cardinalfish, belonging to the family Apogonidae, are small, nocturnal marine fish found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. Known for their striking appearance, many cardinalfish display vibrant colors and distinctive patterns, often featuring red, orange, or yellow hues with bold stripes or spots. These fish are typically found sheltering in caves, crevices, and under overhangs during the day, emerging at night to feed on plankton and small invertebrates. One of the most fascinating aspects of cardinalfish is their reproductive behavior; males are mouthbrooders, carrying and protecting the eggs in their mouths until they hatch. Cardinalfish are relatively peaceful and adapt well to aquarium life, making them popular among marine aquarium enthusiasts who appreciate their beauty and interesting behaviors.