Ruby Tetra (Axelrodia riesei)
The Ruby Tetra is a small, brightly colored freshwater fish that is popular among aquarists for its striking appearance and peaceful temperament. With proper care and a suitable aquarium environment, these fish can make a beautiful addition to a community tank.
The Ruby Tetra has a slender, elongated body that is a vibrant ruby red color. It has iridescent scales that shimmer in the light, and its fins are transparent with a hint of red at the tips. This fish has a small, upturned mouth and a black spot at the base of its tail.
The Ruby Tetra is a peaceful, non-aggressive fish that does well in community tanks with other peaceful fish. They are active swimmers and enjoy shoaling with their own kind in groups of 6 or more. They may be intimidated by larger or more aggressive fish, so it is best to avoid keeping them with species that are known to be bullies.
Tank Habitat and Care:
Ruby Tetras are relatively easy to care for and make a good choice for beginner aquarists. They require a well-filtered aquarium of at least 10 gallons, with a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C) and a pH of 6.0-7.0. They prefer a planted tank with plenty of hiding places, as well as open swimming areas.
Ruby Tetras are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, frozen foods, and live foods. It is important to provide them with a varied diet to ensure that they receive all the nutrients they need.
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