Flamefish Apogon maculatus

Flamefish with Cherub Angelfish
Flame Cardinalfish
Flamefish
The Flamefish, also called the Flame Cardinalfish, is native to reefs of the western Atlantic Ocean. Its is bright red with a black spot near the base of the second dorsal fin, usually a black spot on the gill covers and a dark shaded bar before the tail. It grows to 11cm long and, like most cardinalfish, is large-eyed and nocturnal. (The Twospot Cardinalfish lives in the same region and can look similar but has a round black spot before the tail instead of a black or dark bar.)