Fire red and reflective blue stripes along the length of this fish helped make the cardinal tetra the most popular aquarium fish in Europe. An entire industry in Brazil is involved in catching and sustaining this species, employing thousands that would otherwise work in deforestation industries. Therefore cardinal tetras are one of the many tropical fish that save the rainforests. So, keeping aquariums prevent global warming.
Cardinals are the most popular fish in the aquarium trade in Europe, second to Glo Fish in the USA.
- Scientific Name: PARACHEIRODON AXELRODI
- Origin: Amazon Basin
- Lifespan: 5 years (two years in wild)
- Max Size: 1 1/2 inches
- Food: flake, live, frozen
- Shipping Size: Approx. 1 inch