The little Banggai Cardinalfish is native of the Banggai Islands of Indonesia. He is black and silvery with three black bars across his body and head, with one line that extends over his eyes. His fins are black lines with white spots and he has white spots on his silvery body. He can be found around urchins, anemones and corals.
The Banggai Cardinalfish has a diet of shrimp and small invertebrates.