2cm - 3cm
6.8 - 7.8
Size : 1″ – 1.2″
Neon Tetras (Paracheirodon innesi) are native to the clear water streams of South America. They have an iridescent blue body with bright red tails and when kept in schools of eight or more, create a startling splash of color to any aquarium.
Neon Tetras prefer a setting similar to their natural habitat. A densely planted aquarium that has a few rocks, some driftwood nestled between the plants, some floating plants and plenty of low light areas for the fish to hide in, will keep your Neons healthy and happy.
Neon Tetras have a tendency to swim or remain suspended in the water column in large schools. This trait creates a breathtakingly colorful display in any aquarium.
Neons are peaceful little fish and should be housed with other similar South American tetras of the same size. They belong to the family “Characidae” and thrive in slightly acidic (pH 5.0 to 7.0) water.
Neon Tetras will eagerly accept many small foods such as live brine shrimp, daphnia, mosquito larvae, tubifexworms, bloodworms, freeze-dried products, micro pellets, and high quality flake foods. Vary their diet to keep them healthy and happy.
Care Level: Easy
Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy
Water Conditions: 68-77° F, KH 4-8, pH 5.0-7.0
Max. Size: 2″
Color: Iridescent Blue, Red
Origin: South America, the Paraguay River basin; Rio Taquari, Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul, and Brazil
Lifespan: 5 – 10 years
Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner