Ostorhinchus compressusis commonly referred to as Ochre-striped cardinalfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Ostorhinchus compressus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Ostorhinchus compressus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Ostorhinchus compressus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
(Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)
Susceptibly: Very transport-sensitive and delicately during accustomisation. Then again with good feeding very durable.
Social Behaviour: A swarmfish, which will stay close to his comrades in danger. Peaceful against other inhabitants.
Tank: Needs a well structured tank with hiding places. Well suitable for reef tanks.
The Ochre-striped Cardinalfish is recognised by its blue eyes and by its colour pattern. This species usually has 3-4 dark spots on the base of the tail fin and six red-brown stripes on the side of the body, the one behind the eye splits into two branches. The fish in the image do not show the typical colour pattern for this species.