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{"id":448841487,"title":"Tetra Cardinal","handle":"cardinal-tetra","description":"\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eArguably the most popular of the small tetras, the cardinal tetra is similar in appearance to a longtime aquarium favorite, the\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/neon-tetra-paracheirodon-1381835\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"1\"\u003eneon tetra\u003c\/a\u003e. Cardinal tetras are an active schooling fish and they live well in a peaceful community aquarium. Although they are difficult to breed in captivity,\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/buenos-aires-tetra-1381823\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"2\"\u003etetras\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eremain a very popular aquarium fish. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-1\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_6-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard1-sticky-dynamic_1-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load right-rail__item billboard-sticky billboard1-sticky-dynamic billboard-sticky--sc scads-stick-in-parent scads-ad-placed scads-stuck-bottom\" data-height=\"1050\" data-breakpoint=\"medium2\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spacer\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard1-dynamic_1-0\" class=\"comp billboard1-dynamic mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt billboard dynamic\" data-ad-width=\"300\" data-ad-height=\"600\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard\" class=\"wrapper\" data-type=\"billboard\" data-pos=\"atf\" data-priority=\"2\" data-sizes='[[300, 250], [300, 600], [300, 1050], [1, 2], \"fluid\"]' data-rtb=\"true\" data-targeting=\"{}\" data-auction-floor-id=\"6860d6e05c9349078ef03e206ca654a3\" data-auction-floor-value=\"50\" data-google-query-id=\"CJWPr5CY5uYCFcWKaAodusgPjQ\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"google_ads_iframe_\/479\/thesprucepets\/sprpets_fish-and-aquariums\/billboard_0__container__\"\u003eBreed Overview\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-2\" class=\"comp theme-breedfffish text-passage mntl-sc-block lifestyle-sc-block-callout mntl-sc-block-callout mntl-block\" data-tracking-id=\"mntl-sc-block-callout\" data-tracking-container=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block-callout-body_1-0\" class=\"comp text-passage mntl-sc-block-callout-body mntl-text-block\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCOMMON NAMES:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eCardinal tetra\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSCIENTIFIC NAME:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003eParacheirodon axelrodi\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eADULT SIZE:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e2 inches (5 cm)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLIFE EXPECTANCY:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eFour years\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ca class=\"heading-toc\" id=\"characteristics\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-3\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block lifestyle-sc-block-heading mntl-sc-block-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"mntl-sc-block-heading__text\"\u003eCharacteristics\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cfigure id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-4\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-table\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mntl-sc-block-table__table-wrapper\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"mntl-sc-block-table__table\"\u003e\n\u003ccolgroup span=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/colgroup\u003e\n\u003ccolgroup span=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/colgroup\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-check=\"-1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eFamily\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eCharacidae\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eOrigin\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eBrazil, Colombia, and Venezuela\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eSocial\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003ePeaceful, suitable for a community tank\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/preferred-levels-of-community-fish-1378336\"\u003eTank Level\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eTop to mid-dweller\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-sizes-and-weights-1380694\"\u003eMinimum Tank Size\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e20 gallon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/omnivore-herbivore-carnivore-1380916\"\u003eDiet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eOmnivore\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eBreeding\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEgglayer\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eCare\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eIntermediate\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-water-ph-1378801\"\u003epH\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e4.6 to 6.2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eHardness\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eUp to 4 dGH\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-water-temperature-1381896\"\u003eTemperature\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e73 to 81 degrees F (23 to 27 degrees C)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/figure\u003e","published_at":"2015-07-27T10:29:00+08:00","created_at":"2015-02-01T15:23:37+08:00","vendor":"Aquarium Gallery Perth","type":"Freshwater tropical fish","tags":[],"price":895,"price_min":895,"price_max":895,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":695,"compare_at_price_min":695,"compare_at_price_max":695,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":1148224867,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default 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Title"],"price":895,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":695,"inventory_quantity":16,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"57524867"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/image_a5e71423-0106-4445-9765-395373da1e43.jpg?v=1437961800"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/image_a5e71423-0106-4445-9765-395373da1e43.jpg?v=1437961800","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":218678820995,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.111,"height":189,"width":210,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/image_a5e71423-0106-4445-9765-395373da1e43.jpg?v=1568926226"},"aspect_ratio":1.111,"height":189,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/image_a5e71423-0106-4445-9765-395373da1e43.jpg?v=1568926226","width":210}],"content":"\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eArguably the most popular of the small tetras, the cardinal tetra is similar in appearance to a longtime aquarium favorite, the\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/neon-tetra-paracheirodon-1381835\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"1\"\u003eneon tetra\u003c\/a\u003e. Cardinal tetras are an active schooling fish and they live well in a peaceful community aquarium. Although they are difficult to breed in captivity,\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/buenos-aires-tetra-1381823\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"2\"\u003etetras\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eremain a very popular aquarium fish. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-1\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_6-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard1-sticky-dynamic_1-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load right-rail__item billboard-sticky billboard1-sticky-dynamic billboard-sticky--sc scads-stick-in-parent scads-ad-placed scads-stuck-bottom\" data-height=\"1050\" data-breakpoint=\"medium2\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spacer\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard1-dynamic_1-0\" class=\"comp billboard1-dynamic mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt billboard dynamic\" data-ad-width=\"300\" data-ad-height=\"600\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard\" class=\"wrapper\" data-type=\"billboard\" data-pos=\"atf\" data-priority=\"2\" data-sizes='[[300, 250], [300, 600], [300, 1050], [1, 2], \"fluid\"]' data-rtb=\"true\" data-targeting=\"{}\" data-auction-floor-id=\"6860d6e05c9349078ef03e206ca654a3\" data-auction-floor-value=\"50\" data-google-query-id=\"CJWPr5CY5uYCFcWKaAodusgPjQ\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"google_ads_iframe_\/479\/thesprucepets\/sprpets_fish-and-aquariums\/billboard_0__container__\"\u003eBreed Overview\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-2\" class=\"comp theme-breedfffish text-passage mntl-sc-block lifestyle-sc-block-callout mntl-sc-block-callout mntl-block\" data-tracking-id=\"mntl-sc-block-callout\" data-tracking-container=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block-callout-body_1-0\" class=\"comp text-passage mntl-sc-block-callout-body mntl-text-block\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCOMMON NAMES:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eCardinal tetra\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSCIENTIFIC NAME:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003eParacheirodon axelrodi\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eADULT SIZE:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e2 inches (5 cm)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLIFE EXPECTANCY:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eFour years\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ca class=\"heading-toc\" id=\"characteristics\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-3\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block lifestyle-sc-block-heading mntl-sc-block-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"mntl-sc-block-heading__text\"\u003eCharacteristics\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cfigure id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-4\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-table\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mntl-sc-block-table__table-wrapper\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"mntl-sc-block-table__table\"\u003e\n\u003ccolgroup span=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/colgroup\u003e\n\u003ccolgroup span=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/colgroup\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-check=\"-1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eFamily\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eCharacidae\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eOrigin\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eBrazil, Colombia, and Venezuela\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eSocial\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003ePeaceful, suitable for a community tank\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/preferred-levels-of-community-fish-1378336\"\u003eTank Level\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eTop to mid-dweller\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-sizes-and-weights-1380694\"\u003eMinimum Tank Size\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e20 gallon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/omnivore-herbivore-carnivore-1380916\"\u003eDiet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eOmnivore\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eBreeding\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEgglayer\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eCare\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eIntermediate\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-water-ph-1378801\"\u003epH\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e4.6 to 6.2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eHardness\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eUp to 4 dGH\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-water-temperature-1381896\"\u003eTemperature\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e73 to 81 degrees F (23 to 27 degrees C)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/figure\u003e"}

Tetra Cardinal

Product Description

Arguably the most popular of the small tetras, the cardinal tetra is similar in appearance to a longtime aquarium favorite, the neon tetra. Cardinal tetras are an active schooling fish and they live well in a peaceful community aquarium. Although they are difficult to breed in captivity, tetras remain a very popular aquarium fish. 

COMMON NAMES: Cardinal tetra

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Paracheirodon axelrodi

ADULT SIZE: 2 inches (5 cm)

LIFE EXPECTANCY: Four years

Characteristics

Family Characidae
Origin Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela
Social Peaceful, suitable for a community tank
Tank Level Top to mid-dweller
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallon
Diet Omnivore
Breeding Egglayer
Care Intermediate
pH 4.6 to 6.2
Hardness Up to 4 dGH
Temperature 73 to 81 degrees F (23 to 27 degrees C)
$8.95
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