When it comes to keeping tropical fish you’ve very less choices in comparison to marine aquarium. But still there are some fishes which you can add to your tropical aquarium setup to add fun to it. It is one of the attractive fish from the list of tropical fishes. There are some issues while keeping them in tropical aquarium setup but those issues are because of the less experience of aquarist. Many times newbie aquarist keep these fish with incompatible fishes so that makes it hard to keep neon tetra but it’s issue with aquarist and breeders. So you can buy a pair and keep it in your tropical aquarium setup.
Neon Tetra Profile
Scientific Name: Paracheirodon innesi
Size : upto 4 cm
pH : 5 – 7.5
Temperature : 21°C – 26°C
Lifespan : upto 8 years
Region: South America
They’ll take some time to acclimate in the new tank but once they do acclimate you’ll have no trouble from them. Caring level for these fishes is moderate so you just have to watch for the nitrogen cycles.
Behavior : They’re peaceful in nature and there will be no conflict from these fishes. But make sure you check the compatibility chart for tropical fishes before you add them in your aquarium setup. They prefer to lurk at the middle of the tank to the bottom for the food.
Food: You can give them live food, frozen food and flake food. They should be given variety of fish food. Dried foods are usually preferred by tetras so you can give them at regular interval.
They’re known as neon fish in most of the aquarium shops. And you can buy them at nifty price of 15-40$ depending on the availability. You can add them in group or pair. But generally it is preferred that they should be kept in group of 4-6. Make sure you’ve good filtration and proper water cycle, especially if you’ve small tropical aquarium setup.