Common name: Cardinal Tetra
Latin name: Paracheirodon axelrodi
Maximum size: 5cm
Water chemistry: pH: 4.5-7.5, ideally soft (dH: 5-15), 22-30 C
Origin: Native to South America, Orinocco and Amazon basin.
Temperament: Peaceful schooling fish.
Diet: Will thrive on good quality pelleted food such as New Life Spectrum pellets. Benefits from the inclusion of live and frozen foods in its diet.
Cardinal Tetras are a well known species of the aquarium hobby. Their unique colouration and the schooling behaviour makes them popular with both beginners and advanced hobbyists.