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Ruby Tetra

Original price $5.99 - Original price $49.99
Original price
$5.99 - $49.99
Current price $5.99
Style: 1 Fish

Ruby Tetra (Axelrodia riesei)


The Ruby Tetra, Axelrodia riesei, is a small freshwater fish native to South America. It is distinguished by its vibrant ruby-red coloration, making it a sought-after species for aquarium enthusiasts. The Ruby Tetra's compact size and peaceful nature render it an excellent choice for community tanks, especially those designed to mimic South American biotopes.

Key Features:

  • Vibrant ruby-red coloration, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the aquarium
  • Small stature, reaching up to 2 centimeters in length
  • Schooling behavior, best displayed in groups which enhances their color and activity in the aquarium
  • Compatible with a wide range of peaceful community fish

Care Instructions:

  • Aquarium Size: A minimum of 10 gallons to provide adequate space for schooling behavior
  • Water Parameters: pH should be maintained between 5.5 and 7.0, with soft to moderately hard water
  • Temperature: Optimal water temperatures range from 24°C to 28°C (75°F to 82°F)
  • Diet: Omnivorous; a diet including high-quality flake foods, micro pellets, and small live or frozen foods like daphnia or brine shrimp is recommended
  • Compatibility: Due to their peaceful nature, they should be housed with similarly sized and tempered fish