Paracheirodon axelrodi

Common name
Cardinal tetra

Nice looking fish that lives in a shoal, which is quite easy to hold.

My experiences
Only new fishes sometimes give troubles, because the sensitive fins of these fishes easily damage with the transport. Therefore they sometimes get a bit infected with a disease on the fins. Most of the times this will disappear after a few days, but sometimes the help of medicines is needed. The fish swims more in the mid-zone of the aquarium than the P. innesi. Although this fish prefers acid water (and don't get this in my aquarium) they do very well in my aquarium.

The picture of this page is taken from my own aquarium.

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