The Flame Cardinal is an enchanting fish with its salmon color and black spots. These fish like to swim in a stationary motion needing little effort. Because the Flame Cardinal is nocturnal it likes rockwork with overhangs that it can feel comfortable under during the day, but will stay in full view. They will accept most fish foods and prefer to be kept in groups.The family of Cardinalfish are a group of relatively small fish that like to inhabit reef overhangs and crevices. These fish are nocturnal and do most of their feeding at nightime. They usually have large eyes, two separated dorsal fins, and short snouts. Cardinals are known for being mouth brooders where eggs are incubated inside the mouth of the fish.