The Neon Tetra is often described as the jewel of the aquarium hobby It is easy to see why it is one of the most popular freshwater tropical fish With their iridescent blue bodies and bright red tails, Paracheirodon innesi creates an exciting splash of color in any aquarium, especially when kept in schools of six or more.
In your aquarium
This member of the Characidae family thrives in slightly acidic water with stable water parameters To breed Neon Tetras, separate a pair into a "breeding tank" with no lighting at first, and gradually increase lighting until spawning occurs
Water hardness should be less than 4 dH and live foods such as mosquito larvae are great inducers Be sure to remove the adults after the eggs have been laid, as the adults will eat them The eggs should hatch within 30 hours.
Neon Tetras will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.