Cardinal Tetra

Caring for your Cardinal Tetra

I’m a sensitive soul, so please pay attention to my water quality and living conditions. I love lots of plants but also open space to swim.

Happiest when able to shoal in a group of at least six, I get on well with other peaceful fish, especially my close cousins, neon tetras.

Feed me flake, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex. I love King British Tropical Fish Flake (with IHB) to support my immune system and help fight off disease and infection

Species Profile

Scientific Name: Paracheirodon axelrodi

Family: Characidae

Adult Size: 2-3cm long

Temperature: 24-28 degrees Celcius

pH: 6.0 to 6.8