- Common Name(s)
- Neon tetra
- Scientific Name
- Paracheirodon innesi
- Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador
- 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
- Community fish tank
- Ease of Keeping
- 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.