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.
There is no box charge. We do use O2 on all shipments.
We also use ice and heat when necessary.
All fish are purged for at least 24 hrs before shipment.
Orders received on Tuesday will be shipped the following week.
Please do not hesitate to email us or call us for more info on water conditions, we are happy to help.