The Banggai Cardinal, also known as the Longfin Cardinal or Kaudern's Cardinal is a species of cardinalfish that grow up to 3 inches total length. It is easily
differentiated from all other cardinalfish by its tasseled first dorsal fin,
elongate anal and second dorsal fin rays, deeply forked caudal fin, and color
pattern consisting of three black bars across the head and body and prominent
black anterior edges on the anal and second dorsal fin. The male can be
differentiated from the female by a conspicuous enlarged oral cavity, which is
apparent only when they are brooding.
Its diet consists of meaty foods, feeder shrimp, flake and pellet foods