Cardinal Tetra - Paracheirodon axelrodi
Cardinal tetras favor shaded areas with ample tree covering and slow-moving or standing clear waters
This species is found from the Orinoco River to the Rio Negro tributary of the Amazon River. Cardinal tetras can be found as far west as western Colombia.
The Cardinal tetras have vibrant red and blue coloration with a striking iridescent blue line laterally bisecting the fish's body.
1-2" in length
Live in large schools, and it is not unusual to find them in groups numbering into the hundreds
Cardinal Tetras are omnivorous- in the wild they feed primarily on tiny invertebrates
Spawning takes place in the evening, the female will lay up to 500 eggs.
Project Piaba's "Buy a Fish, Save a Tree"
- Adult (13 and over)$11.50
- Child (2 - 12)$8.25
- Child (1 and Under)FREE
- Senior (65+)$10.50
- Active Military$10.50
We begin transferring animals to evening (off exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.
Open Daily 10:00-5:00
Last admission at 4:30