Paracheirodon axelrodi

Common name
Cardinal tetra

Description
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.

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

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