Scientific Name : Paracheirodon innesi
Common Names : Neon Fish
Care Level : Moderate – it’s a good idea to stay on top of your water changes to prevent the nitrate levels from accumulating.
Size : Up to 1.5 inches (4 cm)
pH : 5 – 7.5
Temperature : 69°F – 79°F (21°C – 26°C)
Water Hardness : 1° to 10° dH
Lifespan : 5 – 8 years
Origin / Habitat : South America
Temperament / Behavior : Neon Tetras are peaceful tropical fish and best kept in schools of 6 or more.
Neon Tetra Breeding : They are difficult to breed in the home aquarium.
Aquarium Size : 10 gallon or larger.
Neon Tetra Tank Mates : Many, given their peaceful nature. Avoid keeping with tropical fish large enough to eat them.
Neon Tetra Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease – Diagnose, Symptoms and Treatment
Diet / Foods : Will go after flakes, live and freeze dried foods.
Tank Region : Mostly middle to bottom.
Gender : The male is usually smaller than a female of the same age.
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