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Gold Striped Cardinalfish are suited for the beginner aquarist. It is a peaceful and hardy species and is a great choice for almost any aquarium. It is a small fish species with horizontal yellow to gold stripes across its body. It is an outstanding choice for many aquarists as it is hardy and peaceful with many other species.

This species is native to reefs within the Indonesian and Fijian Islands.

 Also known as the yellow-striped cardinalfish, goldenstriped cardinalfish, or the orange-lined cardinalfish.


Features of Gold Striped Cardinal Fish:

  • Gold, yellow and white in colour
  • Grows up to 6cm
  • Care level: Easy
  • Peaceful
  • Hardy and reef compatible


Tank Mate Compatibility:

Here’s a list of some of the best tank mates for your Gold Striped Cardinalfish:

  • Mollies
  • Lawnmower Blenny

The Gold Striped Cardinalfish are best kept in groups of at least 5 to 7. They are reef safe and can get along peacefully with other non-aggressive fish.


Gold Striped Cardinalfish are carnivores so their diet should consist of a variety of live and frozen food. This could include brine and Mysis shrimp, finely chopped clam and krill meat and flake foods.




Gold Striped Cardinalfish require a minimum tank size of approximately 100L. They are a slow, methodical swimmer.

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Gold Striped Cardinalfish prefer water temperatures between 22°C - 27°C.

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Replicate natural conditions with artificial lighting (8-10 hours of light every 24 hours.)

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Filtration & Water Movement:

Gold Striped Cardinalfish require good filtration and water quality.

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This species prefers a substrate mix of sand, coral and rubble.

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Decorations for Gold Striped Cardinalfish:

Lots of well-developed live rock with crevices and overhang. They also like places to hide and feed in crevices so rocks are a great addition.

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