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Neon Tetra

Neon Tetra
Paracheirodon innesi

Common Name Neon Tetra

Scientific Name Paracheirodon innesi

Family Characidae

Community Docile

Class Tetra

Temperature 78 F

Swimming Range Middle

Adult Length 1 1/4-1 1/2 inches

Feeding Habits Live blood worms, glass worms, tubifex worms and brine shrimp. Frozen plankton, daphnia, blood worms, brine shrimp and glass worms. Flake and freeze dried foods also accepted.

Compatibility Peaceful and schooling fish. Mix with the same sized fish, as Neons tend to be eaten by other fish.

Habitat Brazil-Peru: Moderately decorated with live plants, rocks and driftwood.

Breeding The horizontal blue line is bent in the female. During spawning they will lay over 100 eggs.

Additional Comments The Neon Tetra has a ten year average life span.

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