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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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where to get cardinal tetras?

Anyone know a beeder? Anyone use boxlotfish.com?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 03:26 PM
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Cardinal tetras are really hard to breed. Most that are tank bred are from Florida. It's cheaper to get wild caught during the dry season.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 02:50 AM
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Anubias Design has them for sale for a buck a piece (as of last week):


be forewarned with any wild-caught cardinals there is often alot of die-off. The longer they've been in a store, the more likely they will survive in your tank. There's a place here locally that gets cardinals from time to time that I have 100% survival rate....I wait until they've been in the store for a couple of weeks or more before buying them....

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 08:03 PM
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Call me crazy, but I've had relatively good luck with the cardinals I bought at Petsmart. They are pricey at $4 a piece, but they are a lot heartier than the ones for $2-$3 a piece at the LFS which leads me to believe that Petsmart's are farm raised.
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