Cardinal tetras are small, brightly colored fish that are native to the tropical rainforests of South America. They are a popular choice for freshwater aquariums because of their vibrant red and blue coloration and peaceful nature.
Cardinal tetras are generally small, reaching a maximum size of about 2 inches in length. They have a slender, streamlined body with a translucent blue or green coloration on their back and sides. The most distinctive feature of the cardinal tetra is the bright red coloration on the lower half of its body and the tips of its fins.
In their natural habitat, cardinal tetras live in schools and prefer to be kept in groups of at least 6 individuals. They are generally peaceful fish and can be kept with a variety of other peaceful species. It is important to provide them with plenty of hiding places and a well-planted tank to replicate their natural habitat.
Cardinal tetras are relatively easy to care for as long as their basic needs are met. They require a well-filtered and well-aerated tank with a stable temperature between 74-82 degrees Fahrenheit. They are omnivorous and will accept a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods. It is important to remember to acclimate them slowly to any changes in water parameters to prevent stress.
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