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Axelrodia riesei


Species: Axelrodia riesei
Common Name: Ruby Tetra.
Size: Up to 3/4 in (1.7 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Upper Meta River basin in Colombia.
Min Tank Size: 10 Gallons for a singles species tank with a nice school.
Diet: Omnivorous: Will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.
Behavior: Peaceful schooler.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, 68 -79°F (20 26°C) pH 5.0-7.0 dH range: 8
Care: Open spaces, many plants, with plants subduing the lighting. No hardwater and alkaline conditions.
Communities: Good.
Suitability: Intermediate. Deep Red in nature, tends to fade in the aquarium.

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