Cardinal Tetra


The cardinal tetra has a brilliant neon blue stripe running from the nose to the tail. Below this blue stripe is a brilliant red stripe. The vivid red coloration bleeds into the tail, which is otherwise transparent, as are the other fins. The underbelly is a soft white, setting off this beautifully colored fish.

A cardinal tetra can be distinguished from a neon tetra by the red color band that extends the entire length of its body. In the neon variety, the red band runs from only the mid-body to tail. Adults will display the best colors when provided with very soft acidic water.

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