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Paracheirodon axelrodi
Cardinal Tetra

One of the most well known and widely kept of all aquarium fish, due to its peaceful temperament and beautiful colouration.

One of the most well known and widely kept of all aquarium fish, due to its peaceful temperament and beautiful colouration.

This species should be kept in a shoal of 6 or more individuals

This species should be kept in a shoal of 6 or more individuals

The effect of a large group of cardinals can be quite stunning in a moderately dark, well planted tank

The effect of a large group of cardinals can be quite stunning in a moderately dark, well planted tank

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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Cichlids? There are estimated to be over 2000 different Cichlid species in the wild, of all sizes, shapes and colours. Many require very specialist conditions such as those coming from the sandy/rocky waters of Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. Others, such as the Apistogramma dwarf cichlids from the Amazon basin require softer water and a well-planted tank. In general cichlids do not make good community fish as they can get quite aggressive, especially when spawning - but a specialist cichlid tank is certainly a sight to behold, and can be very rewarding for the more experienced aquarist


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