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Neon Tetra XL Paracheirodon innesi

Neon Tetra XL 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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Scientific Name No
Size 3.5

Customer Reviews 6 item(s)

Ordered 5 of these neons. Nice and healthy on arrival nice large size. Very happy. Freight was overnight which is a bonus for the fish and packed very well with heat pack. Thanks live fish.
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Review by Scott / (Posted on 15/06/2014)
I ordered several neon tetras and all came alive but a little panicky from Transport. They colored up within 10 mins of being in the tank and are quite shy fish but are so spectacular looking; especially at dusk when the light reflects of the blue stripe and glows. They are schooling fish and become more active with 6 or more other neons. Whatever tank you have them in these fish will definitely brighten it up.
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Review by Sara / (Posted on 28/11/2013)
all good
Just recieved my first order to Bunbury WA.All are in great condition and feeding within 10min.
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Review by Colin / (Posted on 14/02/2013)
Great fish
There Guys Are Real Food Hoggers! They Go Crazy When It Comes To Feeding Time!
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Review by Thomas / (Posted on 24/12/2012)
Great Fish
These fish are awesome, I've got 3 and they hang around each othe really well. But.... When it comes to feeding time WOW! They go crazy! Great for beginners and up. Thank you
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Review by Thomas / (Posted on 24/12/2012)
Luminescent Stars!
Wow are these beautiful fish! I ordered a school of 10 fish! I love how they hang about in their tight group and amongst the weeds.
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Review by Matthew / (Posted on 19/03/2012)