We tell you all the essentials about the cardinal tetra
Welcome to our website about the Tetra Cardinal fish, where you can find all the information you need to get to enjoy this variety of fish to the fullest
Characteristics of the Tetra Cardinalfish
The fish Cardinal Tetra is really very beautiful and above all it is a fish that decorates the aquarium very well, since it will give vitality to it. Of course, it must be said that to get these fish to attract attention in your aquarium, you will have to have them in large schools of fish, which will make your aquarium really beautiful.
You have to know that the Cardinal Tetra fish stand out for having an elongated body, remembering that they are small fish. That is to say that as a rule they do not usually grow more than 6 cm, hence we recommend you have many copies to get them to stand out in your aquarium.
On the other hand, you should know that females stand out for being bigger than males and above all they stand out for having a bigger belly.
Finally, we must emphasize that this fish stands out for having a really beautiful color. This means that it has a bluish green band, another red line that is located at the bottom of the fish. The rest stands out for being of a silver color, without forgetting that the fins are transparent.
What are the advantages of having this fish
This variety of fish stands out for having a fast and beautiful movement. This means that if you have them in large numbers, you can enjoy a really beautiful aquarium.
In addition, it is a type of fish that is not very complicated to care, as you can see on our website, so today is a very popular type of fish, both in the beginner and intermediate level aquariums .
Finally, we must add that we are talking about a species that is not very aggressive, so it can coexist without problems with other species that need the same type of water and above all that have the same size as the Tetra Cardinal fish.
Breeding of the Tetra Cardinal fish
If you have Tetra Cardinal fish and you want to reproduce them, you have to know that this task is not easy at all, but with a little effort, you will surely get it. Of course, before encouraging the breeding of this fish, it is important to see what you will do later with them, since they will not all enter the aquarium.
Data to keep in mind before breeding
To begin, you have to know that the female is larger than the male, while the same has a larger belly, so it is not at all complicated to differentiate both sexes. For this reason, when going to the aquarium to buy fish, it is important to request that you give both males and females, to succeed in future breeding.
On the other hand, you should know that the breeding will occur between the months of April and October, so if you want to reproduce this species of fish, what you should do is p
ut all possible means during these months to try to achieve success in the breeding.
How to succeed in the reproduction of the Tetra Cardinal fish?
To begin, you have to keep in mind that this task is not easy, but it is not impossible either, so if you try, you are sure to succeed.
In the first place, it is very important that you are clear that it is important to separate the different pairs of fish in pairs. That is to say that you will have to put a male and a female in an aquarium of about 10 liters. At the bottom of this aquarium you will have to put a network, to prevent parents from reaching the eggs and therefore eat them.
Normally, once the Tetra Cardinalfish female has laid the eggs, what you will have to do is put the Tetra Cardinal fish back into the aquarium.
As for the eggs, you will have to leave them in the aquarium for at least 24 hours, at which time the eggs will open. Of course, when the offspring are born, you should not put them in the aquarium, but you will have to wait until they grow to put them in, in order to avoid being eaten by adults.
Behavior of the Tetra Cardinal fish
If you want to know all about the behavior of the Tetra Cardinal fish, we invite you to continue reading, since we are going to show you all the information you need to know about this fish.
Interesting facts of behavior
We have to say to say that they stand out for being really calm fish. This means that you can join them with other calm fish of the same size, since at least this species will not mess with the rest of the fish.
In addition, it is a fish that appreciates being in a group, it means that we recommend you to make groups equal to or greater than 10 members. And is that if you have them individually or in small groups, they will feel very lonely and poorly protected. Also, if you have them in groups you can enjoy a much more beautiful aquarium.
Finally, we must add that in large groups, the dominant fish will be inside the group, while the weakest will be outside, which is really very curious to see.
How is the Cardinal Tetra fish in the aquarium?
The Tetra Cardinal fish is a very good option. This is because their behavior at all times will be quiet, so you will not have problems of coexistence with other species.
In addition, it is a species that likes to swim in a group, hence we always recommend having this species of fish in large aquariums. In this way, the Cardinal Tetra fis
h will feel much more comfortable and will wear a much more colorful color.
For all this, we recommend that when you go to the store to buy this variety of fish, you should always buy the members that are closer together, since this means that they are in better health. That is, you should never buy fish that are separated from the group, as this will be synonymous with weakness or disease in the fish.
Finally, we have to say that it is a species that will swim throughout the aquarium, although mainly they tend to be in the middle of it.
Aquariums for Tetra Cardinal fish
If you want to enjoy the beauty of this see, we invite you to continue reading, since we are going to show you the type of aquarium you have to have to get the happiness of your fish.
What aquarium to buy for the Tetra Cardinalfish?
Although we are talking about a really small fish, you should know that it is a fish that needs a lot of space to swim. This means that if you want your Tetra Cardinal fish to live happily, what you should do is provide them with a wide aquarium.
For this reason, we do not recommend putting this type of fish in aquariums smaller than 60 liters, but as it can be, we recommend putting the Tetra Cardinalfish in aquariums larger than 100 liters. So they can enjoy the space that this variety needs.
In addition, it is also very important to put a good decoration thinking about this variety of fish. By this we mean that we recommend you to put decoration that allows your fish to hide when they feel scared.
Finally, we also have to add that it is a fish that appreciates aquariums not very illuminated, especially in the background, since it is used to being in low light waters.
What water to use in an aquarium that has a Tetra Cardinalfish?
As we have said, this type of fish is grateful to have water volumes of more than 100 liters.
On the other hand, the water temperature should be between 22 degrees and 28 degrees. If the temperatures are lower or higher, the fish will suffer and therefore may become sick.
On the other hand, the water will have to have between 6 and 7.5 Ph and 5 to 15º Dgh of hardness, since outside of these levels, the fish will suffer enough.
Finally, we recommend having a large number of plants in your aquarium, with the aim of making your fish feel as comfortable as possible. In this case we recommend betting on models of natural plants, but you can also put artificial plants. The important thing is to make the Tetra Cardinalfish feel as comfortable as possible in your aquarium.
Feeding of the fish Tetra Cardinal
The Cardinal Tetra fish can be fed with live food as prepared, so we are going to show you that you have to feed it, in order to get copies with striking colors.
What does the Cardinal Tetra fish eat?
You can eat live food without any problem, as long as it suits your clear size is.
This means that you can feed this type of fish when you are already an adult with worms, artemia or, for example, mosquito larvae. This type of food they like a lot, because they will feel at home, which makes many people use this type of food in order to give the best possible life to their fish.
But if you do not have time to go shopping or look for live food for your fish, you have to know that aquariums are already selling prepared food for this type of fish. Of course, if you bet on this type of food, you always have to give rations adapted to the number of fish you have in the aquarium, since excessive feeding can kill them. Without forgetting that this food must be special for this type of fish, that is to say that you will have to buy food for hot water fish.
In this way, you can see that it is a very easy-to-feed fish, since it will eat almost everything, even eat vegetables if they are broken into small pieces, although it is not recommended.
What do the baby Tetra Cardinalfish eat?
If you have been lucky and you have managed to reproduce this species of fish, you have to know that Tetra Cardinal fish when they are young can not feed themselves like the older ones.
For this reason, we recommend feeding them larvae of crustaceans or artemia. When the fish are growing a little, you can now give them prepared food well chopped, so that it can get into your mouth.
In this way you will get well fed all the fry, so the probability of survival will be high for the great majority of fry.
Care of the Tetra Cardinal fish
The care of the Tetra Cardinal fish is not too complicated, but always keep in mind that this type of fish is hot water, so we recommend using the following tips to enjoy this type of fish.
Tips to care for Tetra Cardinal fish
To begin with, it is necessary to say that this type of fish likes to swim a lot, that is why it is recommended to have an aquarium of at least 40 liters. But the bigger the better, because that way the fish can have much more space and enjoy a much healthier life.
On the other hand, it is important that the aquarium is not very illuminated, especially at the bottom.
In addition, you should not forget that Tetra Cardinal fish want temperatures that do not fall below 24º and do not rise above 28º. And it is that, if the temperatures are not between the mentioned degrees, the fish will suffer enough and they will be able to suffer diseases. To this we must add that this type of fish appreciates enjoying soft waters.
Main care of the Tetra Cardinal fish
This type of fish will maintain itself, provided you give it an adequate diet, provide adequate water and especially when you have enough space to swim without problems.
On the other hand, what you have to know is that this fish is very aggressive, which means that you should always introduce it with other species of fish that are also not very aggressive and above all that are of the same size. And is that, if you put in the same aquarium fish larger than the Tetra Cardinal fish, the largest will be eaten without thinking of the smallest. And those who do not die by being eaten, will die from the stress of being continuously persecuted.
Finally, we also recommend installing a nice decoration in the aquarium, but that in turn is thought of in fish. And is that this type of fish always likes to have corners where to hide, with the aim of feeling safe when you feel intimidated.