Neon Tetra

lg 89958 Neon Tetra Jumbo
Latin name: (Paracheirodon innesi)

Care Level





Blue, Red



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons



The Neon Tetra is an incredibly popular and easily cared for fish, perfect for the beginner aquarist. Its vibrant colors and peaceful demeanor make it an excellent choice for community tanks. Additionally, they are quite hardy and can adapt to a variety of water parameters. As long as their needs are met, these beautiful fish will thrive in your aquarium. With proper care and attention, the Neon Tetra can live up to 10 years in your home aquarium.

This hardy species, the Neon Tetra, is a great choice for aquarists of all levels. With the proper environment and conditions, they can be successfully bred. To ensure they thrive and spawn, use slightly acidic water and keep water parameters consistent. Water hardness should be less than 4 dH, and live food such as mosquito larvae can be used to induce spawning. Additionally, it is important to remove the adults after the eggs have been laid to prevent them from eating the eggs, which should hatch within 30 hours. With the right care and attention, this species can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for any aquarist.

Neon Tetras are the perfect fish for a new aquarist or someone looking to expand their fishkeeping knowledge. They are very easy to keep and accept a wide variety of foods.

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