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
Aquarium bred and raised
Purchase Size: 0.5"-0.75"
USPS orders will be shipped Mondays and Tuesday only
FedEx 2 days orders will be shipped Monday Tuesday and Wednesday only
FedEx overnight orders will be shipped on Monday Tuesdays Wednesdays and Tuesdays only
All the fish orders will be shipped after 2-3 days after your purchase.
We purge all the fish for at least 48 hrs before shipping.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F or above 95 F during the day in the customer area.
We recommend using USPS hold for pick up when the weather is getting cold lows in the 40 F at night.
The coldest or hottest time for the shipment is in the truck on the final leg of the trip.
We do use 72 hours heat packs when necessary.
We also use cold packs when necessary.
We do use O2 on all shipments.
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.
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.