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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. 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Cardinal Tetra

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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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JAG
Surpassed Expectations

Shout out to Flip Aquatics and to Sammi Kay for a job well done. I ordered some fish and snails and wasn’t too sure how they would arrive. Everything came well packed to include easy to follow instructions card and two unexpected surprises. The first surprise was a candy Swedish fish which a quickly gobbled down. The other was in the snail bag. At first I couldn’t figure out why they added the snails with a bunch of small pieces of gravel. To my delight somewhere in transit a snail gave birth :) I followed the acclimating guide and the tetra fish and snails and doing nicely. I would purchase from Flip Aquatics again.

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Tanja Rounds
Healthy and Adorable

The cardinals arrived super alive and well - they were hungry and started eating immediately after introducing them to my tank! I will mention to potential buyers that they were small when they came in, so make SURE you have baby brine ready for your fish when they arrive! Or if you only have flakes, make sure you crumble them up a little bit so it can fit their tiny mouths. I've had them for about a month now and they've grown enough to eat regular food already. OH - and did I mention that I got 12 of them - and I only paid for 10. I am super happy with my purchase. Thank you once again Flip for excellent care and dedication to the hobby.

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Lane Estep
Happy cardinals

All 14 were happy, healthy, and began schooling immediately. They’ll occasionally break up into two groups of 7 and rejoin at other times. Verystricking fishies

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Paul Cross
Cardinal tetras

Fast shipping, great price and the tetras look amazing in my tank. All are healthy and thriving.

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Jon Jones

They all arrived alive and healthy, and are doing well.
I’ve never come across breathable shipping bags before and did not realize they should not be floated. Your company might want to warn new customers of this danger before the fish arrive. Thanks.

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