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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. 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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. 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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"}

Cardinal Tetra

Product Description

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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Jeff Gort
Great Job

I am extremely pleased with my purchase!!
I had placed the exact same order with another vendor and Got 3 DOA, 2 Did not make it through the night with ideal water parameters and plenty of o2 in the water.. The last fish was missing its left pectoral fin, had damage to both eyes & didn't make it through the second day.
So with Great apprehension I placed this order. upon receipt I was delighted to see 6 bright and shiny little fish darting around. I drip acclimated them for just short of 4 Hrs then put them in my quarantine tank..At first they were shy, hiding in the plants and settling to the bottom so I covered the front of the aquarium and left them in the blue night lighting to get acquainted with the environment. In the Am, under full light their color is bright and vibrant, they are swimming around and exploring as though already at home With a the addition of a little food they are darting all over & eating their fill. I will definitely be purchasing from them again as the difference in experiences is night & day..(& they shipped 1 Extra Fish) Day 2 in Quarantine tank and their colors are almost as rich and deep as the ones that have been in my primary tank for almost 18 months... GREAT JOB FLIP AQUATICS

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DAVID SAMSELL
Lively Cardinal Tetras

Extremely lively and healthy fish. Colored up beautifully in aquarium, in a matter of a couple hours it seemed. Good quality.

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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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