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The Ruby Tetra, scientifically known as Axelrodia riesei, is a charming and vibrant freshwater fish species that adds a touch of elegance and color to community aquariums. With its striking ruby-red coloration and peaceful demeanor, the Ruby Tetra is a true gem that will enhance the visual appeal and serenity of your aquatic habitat.


The Ruby Tetra showcases a captivating and vivid ruby-red body that immediately catches the eye. Their brilliant coloration, coupled with their peaceful and social behavior, creates a visually captivating and dynamic display in planted or community aquariums. These tetras are known for their gentle nature and are often seen swimming gracefully in schools.


These fish thrive when kept in groups, and their schooling behavior is most evident when they are in the company of their own kind. They are generally peaceful and make excellent tankmates for a variety of community fish species.


Caring for the Ruby Tetra involves creating a stable environment with appropriate water parameters. They thrive in freshwater with specific requirements, including stable temperature, pH, and water hardness levels. A well-planted aquarium with open swimming areas will provide them with the ideal habitat. Their diet should consist of high-quality flake foods, pellets, and occasional live or frozen foods for variety.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 72-78°F (22-26°C)
  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness (GH): 2-15 dGH


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Our team of experts is always happy to provide personalized guidance and answer any questions you may have about the care of the Ruby Tetra.

Ruby Tetra

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