Neon Tetras have been in the aquarium trade longer than Cardinal Tetras and are usually the less expensive of the two species. They are also a bit smaller than Cardinal Tetras, rarely reaching an adult size of more than 1 inch. Neon Tetras do best in soft acidic water
|Species name:||Paracheirodon innesi|
|Common name:||Neon Tetra|
|Maximum size:||5 cm / 2 inches|
|Origin:||Paracheirodon innesi (Neon Tetra) is found in Peru, Colombia and Brazil|
|Company:||They are very suitable for community aquariums.|
|Water parameters:||Temperature 22-25?C / 72-77?F; pH 5.5 – 7.5|
Paracheirodon innesi should be kept in an aquarium tank that is densely planted among the back and sides. Leave the center open. Use floating plants to dim the light. The aquarium should preferably be decorated with dark bottom substrate. This is species is very similar to cardinal tetras but are hardier and a better choose for beginners. Always keep at least 10 Paracheirodon innesi (Neon Tetra) together in a school.
Paracheirodon innesi (Neon Tetra) will accept flake food.