Registro y Observación: Exploradores Arcoiris.
George Dahl. (1977). Los Peces del Norte de Colombia. INDERENA.
María M. Aguilera Diaz (2006). El Canal del Dique y su subregión. Banco de la República.
Seen along SURA trail, in small creek. Freshwater, fish appr. 20 cm long.
Binomial Name: Paracheirodon axelrodi
The Cardinal Tetra is native to the rivers of South America. It's striking neon colors occur naturally. Because these fish were previously difficult to breed in captivity, many fishermen were employed in catching them for the fish tank trade.
The Cardinal Tetra is predatory and feeds upon small insects in the water and microscopic organisms. They thrive in slow moving, warm waters.
Species: P. axelrodi
Found at Sunken Garden spring. Caught in gill net. With Texas Biodiversity Collections and Tom Devitt.
Junto con Herychtis.
The Characidae, characids or characins are a family of freshwater subtropical and tropical fish, belonging to the order Characiformes. The name "characins" is the historical one, but scientists today tend to prefer "characids" to reflect their status as a by and large monophyletic group at family rank. To arrive there, this family has undergone much systematic and taxonomic change. Among those fishes that remain in the Characidae for the time being are the tetras, comprising the...