Axelrodia riesei

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Colombia
Length : 4 cm - 1.5"
Min. length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
English name : Ruby tetra
Peaceful schooling fish that should be kept in water that is not too hard, because in hard water he looses his colours.  The aquarium should be planted on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space.  A dark substrate, peat filtered soft water, and a dimmed light by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish.  He is not sold very often.

You should give them small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.

Photo Credit

Tom Christoffersen

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