Neon Tetra

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Neon Tetra
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Neon Tetra

Iridescent blue horizontal stripe along each side of the fish.



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Neon Tetra

The neon tetra has a light-blue back over a silver-white abdomen. The fish is characterized by an iridescent blue horizontal stripe along each side of the fish from its nose to the base of the adipose fin. An iridescent red stripe begins at the middle of the body and extends posteriorly to the base of the caudal fin. Rarely, do they develop a dark olive-green sheen lining on their backs. The fish is partially transparent (including fins) except for these markings. At night, the blue and red become grey or black as the fish rests.

Neon Tetra information

Species – Neon Tetra – Paracheirodon innesi

Current Size –   Small to medium

Adult Length – 3.5cm

Temperature Range – 21 – 27 °C

pH Range – 6.0 – 6.5

Water Hardness – 1.0 – 2.0

Special Requirements –

Provide your Neons with a mixed environment with some open swimming space and some plant cover.

Tanks Mates and Compatibility – 

They tend to be timid. Their small size, should not be kept with large or aggressive fish which may bully or simply eat them. Fish that mix well in an aquarium other community fish that live well in an ideal Tetra water condition.

Ideal Number to Keep – 

Mid-level feeders, are best kept in schools of six or more.

Feeding – 

Neon tetras are omnivores and will accept most flake foods, but should also have some small foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, which can be stuck to the side of the aquarium, and micro pellet food to supplement their diets. A tropical sinking pellet is ideal, as most brands of these include natural colour enhancers that bring out the colour in neon tetras. Some frozen foods, including frozen blood worms, add variety to their diets.

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