Common Name(s)
Green neon tetra, false neon tetra
Scientific Name
Paracheirodon simulans
Family
Characidae
Origin
Upper Orinoco and rio Negro rivers in South America
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
Less than an inch
Minimum Tank Size
10 gallons
Tank Setup
Nothing in particular
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore
Breeding
Egg-scatterer
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 70-95 Fahrenheit
Paracheirodon_simulans.jpg

By Sascha Biedermann - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=731888

Females are rounder and a little larger than males. Not bred on a commercial basis, so most, if not all, are from the wild.

A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of their own species.