Asking people who have had success in keeping cardinal tetras.

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Jun 28, 2006
SF Bay area, CA
Hmmm. I saw wild caught cardinals last time I went to aquabid...but it's been a while...$3 or $4 seems to be the going rate for "wilds" or "farmed" or LFS (where ever they're from).

If I could get either wilds or farmed...I'd go with fish that closest matched my tap water. That often is FLA farmed like higher pH; wilds & Asian farmed like lower pH & tds. It sometimes depends on where you live & where your fish come from.

Ask lots of questions; the better sellers (online or lfs) know & will tell where their fish are from...if they know...they may not.