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Finally, Cardinal Tetras enjoying warmer water makes them a great choice for aquariums that house Discus (\u003cem\u003eSymphysodon aequifasciatus\u003c\/em\u003e) or one of the many color strains of Rams (\u003cem\u003eMikrogeophagus ramirezi\u003c\/em\u003e).  They are a stunning addition to aquariums because of their high contrast against planted tanks and dark substrates. We recommend them to anyone that wants an easy to care for and beautiful fish. They prefer to be kept in schools of 5 or more to make them feel the most comfortable.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003ePlease Note: All fish\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.05px;\"\u003eshipments\u003c\/span\u003e have a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"100% Live Arrival Guarantee\" href=\"https:\/\/flipaquatics.com\/pages\/dead-on-arrival-d-o-a-policy\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e100% Live Arrival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eGuarantee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ewhen shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Cardinal Tetra originally came from the warmer streams of South America. To replicate their natural habitat, the use of rock work, plants, and driftwood should be included in the aquarium. They also enjoy tannins in their water, so the use of Indian Almond or Guava leaves is highly recommended. We would not recommend keeping this fish with shrimp colonies due to the likeliness of the cardinal tetra eating baby shrimp and potentially picking at adult shrimp.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe scientific name for the cardinal tetra is: \u003cem\u003eParacheirodon axelrodi\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe feed our Cardinals a mix of frozen foods including daphnia, baby brine, cyclops, and Bloodworms.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cu\u003eOur Tank Parameters\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePh: \u003c\/strong\u003e7.2 to 7.5\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGh: \u003c\/strong\u003e8 to 16\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eKh: \u003c\/strong\u003e4 to 7\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTDS: \u003c\/strong\u003e180 to 250\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp: \u003c\/strong\u003e74 to 78\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cu\u003eTank Recommendations\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLeaves: \u003c\/strong\u003eIndian Almond or Guava\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWood: \u003c\/strong\u003eMopani or Malaysian\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eCones: \u003c\/strong\u003eAlder Cones\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eOther:\u003c\/strong\u003eBuffered substrate to lower pH, not required\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e","published_at":"2020-09-18T16:03:18-04:00","created_at":"2020-09-18T15:56:00-04:00","vendor":"BeautifulAquatics","type":"Fish","tags":["nano","tetra"],"price":399,"price_min":399,"price_max":3699,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32090526810214,"title":"Imported \/ 1 Fish","option1":"Imported","option2":"1 Fish","option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Cardinal Tetra - Imported \/ 1 Fish","public_title":"Imported \/ 1 Fish","options":["Imported","1 Fish"],"price":399,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":36,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":32090526842982,"title":"Imported \/ 5 Fish","option1":"Imported","option2":"5 Fish","option3":null,"sku":null,"requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Cardinal Tetra - Imported \/ 5 Fish","public_title":"Imported \/ 5 Fish","options":["Imported","5 Fish"],"price":1899,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":6,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":32090526875750,"title":"Imported \/ 10 Fish","option1":"Imported","option2":"10 Fish","option3":null,"sku":null,"requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Cardinal Tetra - Imported \/ 10 Fish","public_title":"Imported \/ 10 Fish","options":["Imported","10 Fish"],"price":3699,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":3,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2046\/4839\/products\/cardinaltetra.jpg?v=1600459257","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2046\/4839\/products\/CardinalTetra2.jpg?v=1600459257"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2046\/4839\/products\/cardinaltetra.jpg?v=1600459257","options":["Origin","Quantity"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":7678317264998,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"width":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2046\/4839\/products\/cardinaltetra.jpg?v=1600459256"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2046\/4839\/products\/cardinaltetra.jpg?v=1600459256","width":700},{"alt":null,"id":7678317232230,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"width":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2046\/4839\/products\/CardinalTetra2.jpg?v=1600459256"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2046\/4839\/products\/CardinalTetra2.jpg?v=1600459256","width":700}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cp\u003eThe Cardinal Tetra is one of the aquarium hobbies most popular schooling fish. This is due to their striking blue and red color that stands out great in any aquarium. They look closely to a Neon Tetra yet the differences are evident.  The Cardinal tetra is a bit larger than the Neon Tetra to start.  Cardinals come from warmer water than Neon Tetras.  In coloration, the Cardinal Tetra’s red line runs the whole length of the body.  The red in the Neon Tetra only goes from the tail to about the middle of the body then the color changes to silver. Finally, Cardinal Tetras enjoying warmer water makes them a great choice for aquariums that house Discus (\u003cem\u003eSymphysodon aequifasciatus\u003c\/em\u003e) or one of the many color strains of Rams (\u003cem\u003eMikrogeophagus ramirezi\u003c\/em\u003e).  They are a stunning addition to aquariums because of their high contrast against planted tanks and dark substrates. We recommend them to anyone that wants an easy to care for and beautiful fish. They prefer to be kept in schools of 5 or more to make them feel the most comfortable.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003ePlease Note: All fish\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.05px;\"\u003eshipments\u003c\/span\u003e have a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"100% Live Arrival Guarantee\" href=\"https:\/\/flipaquatics.com\/pages\/dead-on-arrival-d-o-a-policy\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e100% Live Arrival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eGuarantee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ewhen shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Cardinal Tetra originally came from the warmer streams of South America. To replicate their natural habitat, the use of rock work, plants, and driftwood should be included in the aquarium. They also enjoy tannins in their water, so the use of Indian Almond or Guava leaves is highly recommended. We would not recommend keeping this fish with shrimp colonies due to the likeliness of the cardinal tetra eating baby shrimp and potentially picking at adult shrimp.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe scientific name for the cardinal tetra is: \u003cem\u003eParacheirodon axelrodi\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe feed our Cardinals a mix of frozen foods including daphnia, baby brine, cyclops, and Bloodworms.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cu\u003eOur Tank Parameters\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePh: \u003c\/strong\u003e7.2 to 7.5\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGh: \u003c\/strong\u003e8 to 16\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eKh: \u003c\/strong\u003e4 to 7\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTDS: \u003c\/strong\u003e180 to 250\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp: \u003c\/strong\u003e74 to 78\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cu\u003eTank Recommendations\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLeaves: \u003c\/strong\u003eIndian Almond or Guava\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWood: \u003c\/strong\u003eMopani or Malaysian\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eCones: \u003c\/strong\u003eAlder Cones\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eOther:\u003c\/strong\u003eBuffered substrate to lower pH, not required\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}
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The Cardinal Tetra is one of the aquarium hobbies most popular schooling fish. This is due to their striking blue and red color that stands out great in any aquarium. They look closely to a Neon Tetra yet the differences are evident.  The Cardinal tetra is a bit larger than the Neon Tetra to start.  Cardinals come from warmer water than Neon Tetras.  In coloration, the Cardinal Tetra’s red line runs the whole length of the body.  The red in the Neon Tetra only goes from the tail to about the middle of the body then the color changes to silver. Finally, Cardinal Tetras enjoying warmer water makes them a great choice for aquariums that house Discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus) or one of the many color strains of Rams (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi).  They are a stunning addition to aquariums because of their high contrast against planted tanks and dark substrates. We recommend them to anyone that wants an easy to care for and beautiful fish. They prefer to be kept in schools of 5 or more to make them feel the most comfortable.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

The Cardinal Tetra originally came from the warmer streams of South America. To replicate their natural habitat, the use of rock work, plants, and driftwood should be included in the aquarium. They also enjoy tannins in their water, so the use of Indian Almond or Guava leaves is highly recommended. We would not recommend keeping this fish with shrimp colonies due to the likeliness of the cardinal tetra eating baby shrimp and potentially picking at adult shrimp.

The scientific name for the cardinal tetra is: Paracheirodon axelrodi

We feed our Cardinals a mix of frozen foods including daphnia, baby brine, cyclops, and Bloodworms.

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.2 to 7.5
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh: 4 to 7
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 74 to 78

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones: Alder Cones
  • Other:Buffered substrate to lower pH, not required
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Taylor Evans
Excellent

All of my cardinals arrived alive and healthy. They colored up within days and have been a delight ever since!

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Daniel Diaz Torres
Excellent shipping handling

Very happy with my purchase, my fish arrived in very good condition, if possible I will buy with you again.

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Tony Iacona
Happy healthy Cardinal Tetra's

After spending some time in a quarantine tank, to be safe before joining the main tank....they colored up quickly and are awesome looking. I couldn't be more pleased.
Flip Aquatics is awesome!

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Richard Jiang
Healthy and extras

I purchased 10 Cardinal tetras and 12 arrived. Various other items in the same order also came with extras. That was a pleasant surprise. All animals are healthy and without any signs of diseases 15 days later. Will do business again for sure.

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Danielle Powers
Stunning cardinal tetras

I received all 4 alive. 1 didn't swim so well once added to my tank but it seemed to just fine after an hour, I'm assuming it was caused from shipping. They've all joined in with my neon tetras and are just part of the school now. In dimmer light, they just glow. So much prettier than the neons. I'll definitely be purchasing more.

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