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Pajama Cardinalfish

GOOD Fish

Scientific Name Sphaeramia nemotoptera

Other Name(s) Spotted Cardinalfish

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Pajama Cardinalfish

GOOD Fish
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White with yellow/brown head; bright orange/red iris; 1 dark mid-body bar; light orange, purple or brown spots on rear body; translucent tail; elongated fins. Confirm captive-bred status, most are still wild-caught.