Neon Tetra Care Guide

In this video I tell you the important facts about neon tetra care. With their vibrant blue and red colors and their spectacular color combination the neon tetra is quite possibly one of the most recognizable fish among aquarium hobbyists. In this video you will find a good deal of important information. Neon tetra care, neon tetra tank mates, the neon tetra diet and what to feed them are examples.

Popular Fish for the Aquarium

The Neon Tetra is one of the most popular fish in the aquarium hobby due to its awesome red and blue colors and how easy they are to take care of. Its peaceful attitude and simple dietary requirements make the Neon Tetra an excellent beginner fish. It is a South American fish that is known for its “neon” red and blue colors and energetic attitude. It is such a popular fish that around 2 million are sold in the US each month with the vast majority of being bred in captivity.

Colorful Aquarium Fish

The first thing everyone is drawn to is their vibrant colored stripes. Neons have a bright blue line that stretches from one head of the fish to almost the tail. To beautifully contrast the blue color, they also have a red stripe that runs from the middle of their body down to the tail fin. This bright iridescence helps the fish locate each other in murky water conditions. They can grow up to 2.5 inches long but the average size is around 1 to 1.5 inches, with females being slightly smaller.

Great Community Tank Fish

They are a small, non-aggressive, community fish and spend most of their time swimming in the middle of the aquarium. These fish thrive when kept in schools with at least 6 fish but the more the merrier. They are peaceful, non-aggressive fish which can make fantastic additions to most community aquariums.

Neon Tetra Fish Facts:

Scientific Name: Paracheirodon innesi
Origin:  Amazon basin of South America
Care level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore
Breeding: egg layer
Water Temperature: 20 and 28 °C (68–82 °F)
Water pH: 4-7.5 pH
Tank Level: Mid dweller
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

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