Orange-lined Cardinalfish (Taeniamia fucata)

Also known as Narrow-lined Cardinalfish, Painted Cardinal, Painted Cardinalfish, Red-barred Cardinal, Red-barred Cardinalfish

Description

Also known as Narrow-lined Cardinalfish, Painted Cardinal, Painted Cardinalfish, Red-barred Cardinal, Red-barred Cardinalfish.

Found in dense schools during the day often sheltering at the entrance to caves or amongst branching corals, dispersing at night to feed over silty, coral, mud, rubble and sandy bottoms of sheltered bays, lagoons, mangroves and patch reefs.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans, fish and zooplankton
Length - 9cm
Depth - 2-60m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Males incubate their eggs inside their mouths, as the egg masses increase in size they can be found with wide open mouths where they shift the eggs around to aerate the egg masses. Ref: https://fishbase.org/summary/Taeniamia-fucata

2 comments

  1. Posted by @fishx6
    August 20, 2017 at 20:35 pm - 1 person found this useful.

    Sorry but I am unable to answer these questions, it might be better to ask fishbase who have experts who can help!

  2. Posted by kiran reddy
    August 18, 2017 at 04:24 am - 1 person found this useful.

    what is their life span? what are the possible causes of their death?

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