Common Name(s)
Neon tetra
Scientific Name
Paracheirodon innesi
Family
Characidae
Origin
Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1.5 inches
Minimum Tank Size
15/20 gallon with minimum base dimensions of 24 x 12
Tank Setup
Nothing in particular
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore
Breeding
Egg-scatterer
Compatibility
Community fish tank
Ease of Keeping
Beginner
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 68-75 Fahrenheit
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Females are a little larger and rounder-bodied than males.

Will have a shortened lifespan in temps warmer than 78 F.

Can be susceptible to 'Neon tetra disease'.

It's a schooling fish, so needs to be kept in a group of 6+ of it's own species.