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{"id":426597499,"title":"Tetra Neon","handle":"neon-tetra","description":"\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-2\" class=\"comp theme-breedfffish text-passage mntl-sc-block lifestyle-sc-block-callout mntl-sc-block-callout mntl-block\" data-tracking-id=\"mntl-sc-block-callout\" data-tracking-container=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block-callout-body_1-0\" class=\"comp text-passage mntl-sc-block-callout-body mntl-text-block\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCOMMON NAMES:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eNeon tetra, neon fish\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSCIENTIFIC NAME:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003eParacheirodon innesi\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eADULT SIZE:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e1.5 inches (4 centimeters)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLIFE EXPECTANCY:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e5 years\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ca class=\"heading-toc\" id=\"characteristics\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-3\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block lifestyle-sc-block-heading mntl-sc-block-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"mntl-sc-block-heading__text\"\u003eCharacteristics\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cfigure id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-4\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-table\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mntl-sc-block-table__table-wrapper\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mntl-sc-block-table__table-wrapper\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"mntl-sc-block-table__table\"\u003e\n\u003ccolgroup span=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/colgroup\u003e\n\u003ccolgroup span=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/colgroup\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-check=\"-1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eFamily\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eCharacidae\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eOrigin\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSoutheastern Colombia, eastern Peru, western Brazil\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-sizes-and-weights-1380694\"\u003eMinimum Tank Size\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e10 gallon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/omnivore-herbivore-carnivore-1380916\"\u003eDiet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eOmnivore\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eBreeding\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEgg scatterer\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eCare\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eIntermediate\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-water-ph-1378801\"\u003epH\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e7\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eHardness\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eUp to 10 dGH\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-water-temperature-1381896\"\u003eTemperature\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e68 to 79 F (20 to 26 C)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cfigcaption\u003e\u003c\/figcaption\u003e\n\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-5\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_7-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard2-sticky-dynamic_1-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load right-rail__item billboard-sticky billboard2-sticky-dynamic billboard-sticky--sc scads-stick-in-parent scads-ad-placed\" data-height=\"601\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spacer\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard2-dynamic_1-0\" class=\"comp billboard2-dynamic mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt billboard dynamic\" data-ad-width=\"300\" data-ad-height=\"600\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard2\" class=\"wrapper\" data-type=\"billboard\" data-pos=\"btf1\" data-priority=\"3\" data-sizes='[[300, 250], [300, 251], [300, 600], [300, 601], [2, 1], \"fluid\"]' data-rtb=\"true\" data-targeting=\"null\" data-auction-floor-id=\"88595768c6964683bc13977837f0876f\" data-auction-floor-value=\"50\" data-google-query-id=\"CI_Nrcea5uYCFaRDfQodem4O8A\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"google_ads_iframe_\/479\/thesprucepets\/sprpets_fish-and-aquariums\/billboard2_0__container__\"\u003eOrigin and Distribution\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-7\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNeon tetras originated from the clear water and blackwater streams and tributaries in the Orinoco and Amazon basin in Brazil, Columbia, and Peru. These are regions of blackwaters beneath dense forest canopies that allow very little light to get through. Neon tetras live in shoals mainly in the middle water layers and feed on worms and small crustaceans.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-8\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_8-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"native-placeholder_2-0\" class=\"comp native-placeholder mntl-block\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"native_2-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load native mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt dynamic scads-ad-placed\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-9\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/black-neon-tetra-1378291\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"1\"\u003eNeon tetras\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eare now generally all captive-bred, with most coming from the Far East and eastern Europe. Several varieties of captive-bred specimens are now available. These include the long-finned neon tetra, though it is rather rare, as well as a golden strain that is basically a semi-albino variety, and a diamond neon tetra that appears sprinkled with metallic scales along the top portion of the body.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-10\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_9-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard3-sticky-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load right-rail__item billboard-sticky billboard3-sticky-dynamic billboard-sticky--sc scads-stick-in-parent scads-ad-placed\" data-height=\"600\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spacer\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard3-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp billboard3-dynamic mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt billboard dynamic\" data-ad-width=\"300\" data-ad-height=\"250\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard3\" class=\"wrapper\" data-type=\"billboard\" data-pos=\"btf2\" data-priority=\"4\" data-sizes='[[300, 250], [300, 252], [3, 1], \"fluid\"]' data-rtb=\"true\" data-targeting=\"null\" data-auction-floor-id=\"ab5b0b803f0243c59c80019b5fcf157b\" data-auction-floor-value=\"50\" data-google-query-id=\"CIns0sea5uYCFdJMKwodzbcAOA\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"google_ads_iframe_\/479\/thesprucepets\/sprpets_fish-and-aquariums\/billboard3_0__container__\"\u003eColors and Markings\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-12\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe neon tetra has a slender torpedo-shaped body that reaches no more than an inch and a half in length. What this fish lacks in size, it makes up for in color. From the tip of its nose to the adipose fin, the neon tetra has a bright neon blue stripe. It is believed this bright stripe makes them more readily visible to each other in blackwater conditions.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-13\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_10-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard4-sticky-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load right-rail__item billboard-sticky billboard4-sticky-dynamic billboard-sticky--sc scads-stick-in-parent scads-ad-placed\" data-height=\"600\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spacer\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard4-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp billboard4-dynamic mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt billboard dynamic\" data-ad-width=\"300\" data-ad-height=\"250\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard4\" class=\"wrapper\" data-type=\"billboard\" data-pos=\"btf3\" data-priority=\"5\" data-sizes='[[300, 250], [300, 253], [4, 1], \"fluid\"]' data-rtb=\"true\" data-targeting=\"null\" data-auction-floor-id=\"32e161c0d85241e689be44ea082d256e\" data-auction-floor-value=\"50\" data-google-query-id=\"CLHrtcea5uYCFQ5JKwodPIUByg\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"google_ads_iframe_\/479\/thesprucepets\/sprpets_fish-and-aquariums\/billboard4_0__container__\"\u003eBelow the blue stripe, the neon tetra sports a white-silver belly. Past the belly, a bright red stripe extends all the way to the tail. This red white and blue combination makes the neon tetra one of the most popular of all \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-fish-profiles-1381000\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"1\"\u003eaquarium fish\u003c\/a\u003e. It is rivaled only by its cousin, the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/cardinal-tetra-1378417\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"2\"\u003ecardinal tetra\u003c\/a\u003e, a fish that it is \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/how-to-tell-neon-and-cardinal-tetras-apart-1380973\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"3\"\u003eoften mistaken for\u003c\/a\u003e. The key difference between the two fish is the red stripe. In the neon tetra, it only extends from the middle of the body to the tail. In the cardinal tetra, the red stripe runs the entire length of the fish, from snout to tail.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-15\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_11-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard5-sticky-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load right-rail__item billboard-sticky billboard5-sticky-dynamic billboard-sticky--sc scads-stick-in-parent scads-ad-placed scads-ad-placed-slot-unloaded\" data-height=\"600\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spacer\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard5-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp billboard5-dynamic mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt billboard dynamic\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard5\" class=\"wrapper\" data-type=\"billboard\" data-pos=\"btf4\" data-priority=\"7\" data-sizes='[[300, 250], [300, 254], [6, 1], \"fluid\"]' data-rtb=\"true\" data-targeting=\"null\" data-auction-floor-id=\"68b1790578a04291a784b87259f4abc4\" data-auction-floor-value=\"50\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-16\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLike other colorful fish, the bright colors of the neon tetra will fade at night when it is resting, if it becomes alarmed, or when it is ill. At the fish store choose specimens that are active and robustly colored, as faded colors can be an indication of poor health. Always keep neon tetras in \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/schooling-fish-1378344\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"1\"\u003eschools of a half dozen\u003c\/a\u003e or more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2020-04-23T23:40:51+08:00","created_at":"2015-01-04T15:12:40+08:00","vendor":"Aquarium Gallery Perth","type":"Freshwater tropical fish","tags":[],"price":325,"price_min":325,"price_max":325,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":0,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":1077286903,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"spfy1590","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Tetra Neon","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":325,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":0,"inventory_quantity":-2,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"86586903"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/image.jpg?v=1437962958"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/image.jpg?v=1437962958","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":218413301891,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.111,"height":189,"width":210,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/image.jpg?v=1568925536"},"aspect_ratio":1.111,"height":189,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0491\/5593\/products\/image.jpg?v=1568925536","width":210}],"content":"\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-2\" class=\"comp theme-breedfffish text-passage mntl-sc-block lifestyle-sc-block-callout mntl-sc-block-callout mntl-block\" data-tracking-id=\"mntl-sc-block-callout\" data-tracking-container=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block-callout-body_1-0\" class=\"comp text-passage mntl-sc-block-callout-body mntl-text-block\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCOMMON NAMES:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eNeon tetra, neon fish\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSCIENTIFIC NAME:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003eParacheirodon innesi\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eADULT SIZE:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e1.5 inches (4 centimeters)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLIFE EXPECTANCY:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e5 years\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ca class=\"heading-toc\" id=\"characteristics\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003ch2 id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-3\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block lifestyle-sc-block-heading mntl-sc-block-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"mntl-sc-block-heading__text\"\u003eCharacteristics\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cfigure id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-4\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-table\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mntl-sc-block-table__table-wrapper\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mntl-sc-block-table__table-wrapper\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"mntl-sc-block-table__table\"\u003e\n\u003ccolgroup span=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/colgroup\u003e\n\u003ccolgroup span=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/colgroup\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-check=\"-1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eFamily\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eCharacidae\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eOrigin\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSoutheastern Colombia, eastern Peru, western Brazil\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-sizes-and-weights-1380694\"\u003eMinimum Tank Size\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e10 gallon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/omnivore-herbivore-carnivore-1380916\"\u003eDiet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eOmnivore\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eBreeding\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eEgg scatterer\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eCare\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eIntermediate\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-water-ph-1378801\"\u003epH\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e7\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eHardness\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eUp to 10 dGH\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-water-temperature-1381896\"\u003eTemperature\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e68 to 79 F (20 to 26 C)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cfigcaption\u003e\u003c\/figcaption\u003e\n\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-5\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_7-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard2-sticky-dynamic_1-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load right-rail__item billboard-sticky billboard2-sticky-dynamic billboard-sticky--sc scads-stick-in-parent scads-ad-placed\" data-height=\"601\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spacer\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard2-dynamic_1-0\" class=\"comp billboard2-dynamic mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt billboard dynamic\" data-ad-width=\"300\" data-ad-height=\"600\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard2\" class=\"wrapper\" data-type=\"billboard\" data-pos=\"btf1\" data-priority=\"3\" data-sizes='[[300, 250], [300, 251], [300, 600], [300, 601], [2, 1], \"fluid\"]' data-rtb=\"true\" data-targeting=\"null\" data-auction-floor-id=\"88595768c6964683bc13977837f0876f\" data-auction-floor-value=\"50\" data-google-query-id=\"CI_Nrcea5uYCFaRDfQodem4O8A\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"google_ads_iframe_\/479\/thesprucepets\/sprpets_fish-and-aquariums\/billboard2_0__container__\"\u003eOrigin and Distribution\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-7\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNeon tetras originated from the clear water and blackwater streams and tributaries in the Orinoco and Amazon basin in Brazil, Columbia, and Peru. These are regions of blackwaters beneath dense forest canopies that allow very little light to get through. Neon tetras live in shoals mainly in the middle water layers and feed on worms and small crustaceans.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-8\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_8-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"native-placeholder_2-0\" class=\"comp native-placeholder mntl-block\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"native_2-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load native mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt dynamic scads-ad-placed\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-9\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/black-neon-tetra-1378291\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"1\"\u003eNeon tetras\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eare now generally all captive-bred, with most coming from the Far East and eastern Europe. Several varieties of captive-bred specimens are now available. These include the long-finned neon tetra, though it is rather rare, as well as a golden strain that is basically a semi-albino variety, and a diamond neon tetra that appears sprinkled with metallic scales along the top portion of the body.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-10\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_9-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard3-sticky-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load right-rail__item billboard-sticky billboard3-sticky-dynamic billboard-sticky--sc scads-stick-in-parent scads-ad-placed\" data-height=\"600\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spacer\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard3-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp billboard3-dynamic mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt billboard dynamic\" data-ad-width=\"300\" data-ad-height=\"250\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard3\" class=\"wrapper\" data-type=\"billboard\" data-pos=\"btf2\" data-priority=\"4\" data-sizes='[[300, 250], [300, 252], [3, 1], \"fluid\"]' data-rtb=\"true\" data-targeting=\"null\" data-auction-floor-id=\"ab5b0b803f0243c59c80019b5fcf157b\" data-auction-floor-value=\"50\" data-google-query-id=\"CIns0sea5uYCFdJMKwodzbcAOA\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"google_ads_iframe_\/479\/thesprucepets\/sprpets_fish-and-aquariums\/billboard3_0__container__\"\u003eColors and Markings\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-12\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe neon tetra has a slender torpedo-shaped body that reaches no more than an inch and a half in length. What this fish lacks in size, it makes up for in color. From the tip of its nose to the adipose fin, the neon tetra has a bright neon blue stripe. It is believed this bright stripe makes them more readily visible to each other in blackwater conditions.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-13\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_10-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard4-sticky-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load right-rail__item billboard-sticky billboard4-sticky-dynamic billboard-sticky--sc scads-stick-in-parent scads-ad-placed\" data-height=\"600\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spacer\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard4-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp billboard4-dynamic mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt billboard dynamic\" data-ad-width=\"300\" data-ad-height=\"250\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard4\" class=\"wrapper\" data-type=\"billboard\" data-pos=\"btf3\" data-priority=\"5\" data-sizes='[[300, 250], [300, 253], [4, 1], \"fluid\"]' data-rtb=\"true\" data-targeting=\"null\" data-auction-floor-id=\"32e161c0d85241e689be44ea082d256e\" data-auction-floor-value=\"50\" data-google-query-id=\"CLHrtcea5uYCFQ5JKwodPIUByg\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"google_ads_iframe_\/479\/thesprucepets\/sprpets_fish-and-aquariums\/billboard4_0__container__\"\u003eBelow the blue stripe, the neon tetra sports a white-silver belly. Past the belly, a bright red stripe extends all the way to the tail. This red white and blue combination makes the neon tetra one of the most popular of all \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/aquarium-fish-profiles-1381000\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"1\"\u003eaquarium fish\u003c\/a\u003e. It is rivaled only by its cousin, the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/cardinal-tetra-1378417\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"2\"\u003ecardinal tetra\u003c\/a\u003e, a fish that it is \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/how-to-tell-neon-and-cardinal-tetras-apart-1380973\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"3\"\u003eoften mistaken for\u003c\/a\u003e. The key difference between the two fish is the red stripe. In the neon tetra, it only extends from the middle of the body to the tail. In the cardinal tetra, the red stripe runs the entire length of the fish, from snout to tail.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-15\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-adslot mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-block_11-0\" class=\"comp mntl-block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard5-sticky-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp scads-to-load right-rail__item billboard-sticky billboard5-sticky-dynamic billboard-sticky--sc scads-stick-in-parent scads-ad-placed scads-ad-placed-slot-unloaded\" data-height=\"600\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spacer\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard5-dynamic_2-0\" class=\"comp billboard5-dynamic mntl-gpt-dynamic-adunit mntl-gpt-adunit gpt billboard dynamic\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"billboard5\" class=\"wrapper\" data-type=\"billboard\" data-pos=\"btf4\" data-priority=\"7\" data-sizes='[[300, 250], [300, 254], [6, 1], \"fluid\"]' data-rtb=\"true\" data-targeting=\"null\" data-auction-floor-id=\"68b1790578a04291a784b87259f4abc4\" data-auction-floor-value=\"50\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mntl-sc-block_1-0-16\" class=\"comp mntl-sc-block mntl-sc-block-html\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLike other colorful fish, the bright colors of the neon tetra will fade at night when it is resting, if it becomes alarmed, or when it is ill. At the fish store choose specimens that are active and robustly colored, as faded colors can be an indication of poor health. Always keep neon tetras in \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thesprucepets.com\/schooling-fish-1378344\" data-component=\"link\" data-source=\"inlineLink\" data-type=\"internalLink\" data-ordinal=\"1\"\u003eschools of a half dozen\u003c\/a\u003e or more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Tetra Neon

Product Description

COMMON NAMES: Neon tetra, neon fish

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Paracheirodon innesi

ADULT SIZE: 1.5 inches (4 centimeters)

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 5 years

Characteristics

Family Characidae
Origin Southeastern Colombia, eastern Peru, western Brazil
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallon
Diet Omnivore
Breeding Egg scatterer
Care Intermediate
pH 7
Hardness Up to 10 dGH
Temperature 68 to 79 F (20 to 26 C)

Neon tetras originated from the clear water and blackwater streams and tributaries in the Orinoco and Amazon basin in Brazil, Columbia, and Peru. These are regions of blackwaters beneath dense forest canopies that allow very little light to get through. Neon tetras live in shoals mainly in the middle water layers and feed on worms and small crustaceans.



Neon tetras are now generally all captive-bred, with most coming from the Far East and eastern Europe. Several varieties of captive-bred specimens are now available. These include the long-finned neon tetra, though it is rather rare, as well as a golden strain that is basically a semi-albino variety, and a diamond neon tetra that appears sprinkled with metallic scales along the top portion of the body.

The neon tetra has a slender torpedo-shaped body that reaches no more than an inch and a half in length. What this fish lacks in size, it makes up for in color. From the tip of its nose to the adipose fin, the neon tetra has a bright neon blue stripe. It is believed this bright stripe makes them more readily visible to each other in blackwater conditions.


Like other colorful fish, the bright colors of the neon tetra will fade at night when it is resting, if it becomes alarmed, or when it is ill. At the fish store choose specimens that are active and robustly colored, as faded colors can be an indication of poor health. Always keep neon tetras in schools of a half dozen or more.

$3.25
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