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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Neon Tetra

Picture of Neon Tetras
Common nameNeon tetra, Neon
Scientific nameParacheirodon innesi
SynonymsHyphessobrycon innesi (not valid)
Size1.5" (4cm)
OriginPeru
Tank setupPlanted tank, with peaceful tankmates
CompatibilityPeaceful, community - may be eaten by larger tankmates.
Temperature22-26oC (72-79oF)
Water chemistryAround neutral, soft to medium hard.
FeedingOmnivorous: small frozen/live foods and dry foods such as flake, micro-pellets and granular foods.
SexingMales slimmer, females have a deeper body.
BreedingVery soft and acidic water is recommended, though there are reports of this species, being bred in harder water. Use Java moss or other fine-leaved plants (or a synthetic equivalent) as a spawning substrate. Parents should be removed after spawning. Eggs hatch in around 24 hours. Feed the tiny fry on infusoria initially, followed by brine shrimp nauplii.
Comments One of the most instantly recognisable fish in the hobby, they are commonly referred to as simply "Neons". Best appreciated in a tank with a dark background or substrate. They do not always shoal together as readily as some other species of tetras, but like other tetra species they should be kept in a shoal of at least 5-6 fish.


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