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Neon Tetra Special Melbourne Tropical Fish

The neon tetra (Paracheirodon, or Hyphessobrycon, innesi) is a slender fish that is very popular with aquarium owners. It grows to a length of 4 cm, its hind parts are coloured a gleaming red, and its sides have a neon-like blue-green. This is an excellent community fish for your tropical aquarium.

This is a schooling fish and we recommend that you put them in a minimum group of ten fish. Observing neon tetras swimming in a school is a wonderful site. The shimmering blue and reds can be quite spectacular when you see these fish swimming together in large numbers.

The neon tetra is a freshwater fish that is native to South American freshwaters. It is, in fact, one of the most popular species around the world. There are many reasons why these lovely little fish might be so popular.

First of all, it has a very peaceful character in relation to other fish, and you can expect absolutely no trouble from this fish. You just need to make sure that you get the right tank mates for it.

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Behavior: Peaceful
  • Life Span: Up to 10 years
  • Tank Size: Min 10 gallons (planted)
  • Living Zone: Mid-upper
  • Temperature: 72°-76°F (22.2°-24.4°C)
  • Ammonia: 0 ppm
  • Nitrite: 0 ppm
  • Nitrate: <20 ppm
  • pH: 6-7
  • GH: <10 dGH (<166.7 ppm)
  • KH: 1-2 dKH (17.8- 35.8ppm)