Locally bred by LCA, the Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) is a small, yet stunning freshwater aquarium fish that has long been a favourite among hobbyists. Native to the Amazon Basin in South America, these vibrant tetras are known for their striking colouration and peaceful nature. The Cardinal Tetra is characterised by a vibrant iridescent blue line that runs horizontally along its body, contrasting with a brilliant red lower half. This distinctive coloration gives the fish a captivating and eye-catching appearance, especially when kept in a school. Cardinals are schooling fish and thrive in groups, creating a dazzling display of colour as they move together in synchronized patterns. Their small size, peaceful demeanor, and dazzling colors make them an excellent choice for community aquariums. Cardinal Tetras are also hardy and relatively undemanding in terms of water parameters, making them suitable for a wide range of aquarium setups. Their presence adds a lively and visually appealing dimension to aquariums, making them a popular choice for both beginner and experienced aquarists alike.
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