The Cardinal tetra is a very popular fish aquarium fish native to South America, growing to about 3-4 cm (1.5 in) total length. It is a peaceful schooling fish and prefers to be in a group than by themselves, we recommend a minimum group of 3 for small nano tanks of 2 to 5 gallon aquarium. In the aquarium this tetra shows awesome reflective and vibrant red and metallic blue colors. bioAquatiX Cardinals are usually more robust than what is found in the aquarium trade since they are born and raised in tanks in Florida and grown in hard alkaline water
Scientific Name Paracheirodon axelrodi
Natural origin Rio Negro Amazon
Origin of this specimen Tank born and raised by bioAquatiX
Generation filial F1
pH range 5.0 to 7.0
Temperature range (°F) 75 to 95: best 80 to 82
Mature length (in a tank) 1.5 inch
Minimum tank size 2 gallons
Purchase Size: 0.5"-0.75"
We ship on Monday and Tuesday every week.
Orders received or pay on Tuesday will be shipped the following week.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F during the day in the customer area.
BioAquatix reserve the right to determine when is the best day to ship your product
when the weather and possible other factors are in play.
There is no box charge.
We do use O2 on all shipments.
We do use 72 hours heat packs when necessary.
All fish are purged for at least 48 hrs before shipping.
We recommend using USPS hold for pick up when the weather is getting cold lows in the 40 F at night.
The coldest time for the shipment is in the truck on the final leg of the trip.
No guarantee live arrival when using USPS priority.
We do replace the live fish, but customer will pay shipping again.
We only guarantee live arrival on FedEx overnight.
Please do not hesitate to email us or call us for more info on water conditions, we are happy to help.