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Neon Tetra

Neon Tetra

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Scientific name: Paracheirodon innesi

Water parameters: Neon tetras prefer soft, acidic water with a pH range of 6.0-7.0, and a temperature range of 72-81°F (22-27°C). They are also sensitive to high nitrate levels, so regular water changes are important.

Description: Neon tetras are small, brightly colored fish that are popular for their vibrant blue and red coloration. They have a sleek, streamlined body shape and are relatively easy to care for. Males and females look similar, but males tend to be more colorful and have a slightly slimmer body shape.

Location: Neon tetras are native to South America, specifically the Amazon basin in Peru, Colombia, and Brazil.

Interesting facts:

  • Neon tetras are shoaling fish and should be kept in groups of at least 6 individuals.
  • They are often confused with cardinal tetras, which have a similar coloration but a larger red stripe that extends from head to tail.
  • Neon tetras have been selectively bred to produce a variety of color morphs, including albino, long-finned, and green neon tetras.
  • They are relatively short-lived fish, with an average lifespan of 3-5 years in captivity.
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