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Neon Tetra 2.5cm Paracheirodon innesi

Neon Tetra 2.5cm Paracheirodon innesi
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The Neon Tetra has to be one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish kept in home aquariums. with it's Bright Blue Back White Belly and Red stripe across it's tail. A school of these is quite visually stunning.


The Neon Tetra has a dark olive-green back over a silver-white abdomen. The fish is characterized by an iridescent blue-green horizontal stripe along each side of the fish from its nose to the base of the adipose fin, and an iridescent red stripe that begins at the middle of the body and extends posteriorly to the base of the caudal fin.

Neon tetras are considered easy to keep in a community aquarium of at least 20 Litres, with a pH of 5.07.0 and KH of 1.02.0. However, they will not tolerate dramatic changes to their environment. It is said by some that Neon tetras should be kept with at least one other (preferably four others) of their kind, as they are considered "school fish". They tend to be timid and, because of their small size, should not be kept with large or aggressive fish who may bully or simply eat them. Fish that mix well in an aquarium are other types of tetras, such as the rummy-nose tetra, cardinal tetra, and glowlight tetra, and other community fish that live well in an ideal Tetra water condition.

Mid-level feeders, they are best kept in schools of five to eight or more, for the "shoaling" effect when they move around the tank. They shoal naturally in the wild and are thus happier, more brightly coloured, and more active when kept as a shoal as opposed to singly. Their colour and the iridescent stripe may become dim at night, and can be virtually invisible after a period of darkness. The colour may also fade during a period of stress, such as human intervention into the tank. Neons are best kept in a densely planted tank with subdued light and an ideal temperature of 2024?C to resemble their native Amazon environment.

Tetras are omnivores and will accept most flake foods, but should also have some small foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and micro pellet food to supplement their diet.
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Scientific Name No
Size 2.5

Customer Reviews 15 item(s)

Great fish lovley color swimming with rest of fish no hassle at all just love them speedy delivery thankyou fishlive ☺
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Review by Dianne / (Posted on 7/08/2015)
Great customer service and great fish
Neon Tetras are generally overlooked because they are so small, however I love them and these little guys arrived in under 24hrs in great condition and all coloured up spectacularily after about 20 minutes. Thank you I will be shopping here again in the future
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Review by Anne / (Posted on 8/09/2014)
Settled quickly
The neons were a bit faded on arrival (as to be expected), but they settled in quickly and got their colours back in no time at all
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Review by Karen / (Posted on 5/04/2014)
great little fish
I bought 2 of them to replace some that had died (not from livefish). They arrived a little pale and tiny, but recovered soon. Now, after about 3 weeks, you can hardly tell them apart from the older ones!
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Review by Ulrike / (Posted on 26/03/2014)
Love these guys
Not expecting 100% survival rate and still going strong.
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Review by David / (Posted on 9/03/2014)
Not expecting 100% survival rate with an order of 23 still going strong
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Review by Dave / (Posted on 9/03/2014)
Awesome fish
Bought 10 of these and love them, they keep together and are always fun to watch. Nice quick delivery too :) thanks livefish
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Review by Brendon / (Posted on 7/11/2013)
Ordered 10 for an absolute bargain cannot wait to get them!! Stoked as
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Review by hoody / (Posted on 13/06/2013)
Great little guys!
Purchased about 15 of these guys in 3 different sizes, they are fabulous!!
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Review by Jessica / (Posted on 4/05/2013)
All of my Neon Tetras (8) arrived in good health even after being in transit for two days (living in the N.T.). They were dull on arrival, but as soon as they were being floated in the tank most of their colour came right back.

They have all started to school and look great against the dark substrate in the tank
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Review by Levi / (Posted on 7/09/2012)
Love these little guys
These fish are the reason I got an aquarium in the first place. They all arrived safely and coloured up whilst waiting in their floating bags. Very happy with the heath of my neons, unfortunately at this stage they aren't schooling. Although I have read that is because they feel safe and don't need to school. I got 10 and 5 cardinals, they all hang out together, but don't feel the need to school as a tight group. It's only been a week, maybe they will school soon...
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Review by Amanda / (Posted on 16/08/2012)
Can't go wrong!
Definitely can't go wrong with tetras- look great and soo cool. They lost there colour at first but once they got accustomed to the tank they looked beautiful- I wish I bought more!!
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Review by Maddie / (Posted on 28/06/2012)
Very happy with my neons :-) arrived overnight in a well packaged box. Fish have been in the tank for 2 hours now and are very colourful and seem happy.
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Review by Michael / (Posted on 12/10/2011)
Oldy but a goody
Beautiful watching a school of Neons...and good deal too..
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Review by Michelle / (Posted on 12/12/2010)
Very happy with these fish. Some were even over 3cm long. All arrived happy and healthy
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Review by stacy / (Posted on 29/11/2010)