Neon Tetra

Neon Tetra

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Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)


Brighten your aquarium with the vibrant colors of Neon Tetras (Paracheirodon innesi). Known for their striking iridescent blue and red stripes, these small but stunning fish bring a lively splash of color to any aquatic setup. Neon Tetras are perfect for community tanks, offering both visual appeal and ease of care.

Key Features:

  • Scientific Name: Paracheirodon innesi
  • Common Names: Neon Tetra
  • Size: Up to 1.5 inches (4 cm)
  • Lifespan: 5-8 years
  • Coloration: Bright blue upper body with a vivid red stripe running along the lower body

Habitat and Care:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 10 gallons
  • Water Parameters:
    • Temperature: 70-81°F (21-27°C)
    • pH: 6.0-7.0
    • GH: 1-2
  • Diet: Omnivorous; high-quality flake food, micro-pellets, brine shrimp, and daphnia
  • Behavior: Peaceful schooling fish; best kept in groups of 6 or more
  • Substrate: Dark substrate to enhance their vibrant colors
  • Plants and Decor: Heavily planted tanks with open swimming areas and some hiding spots


  • Visual Appeal: Their vivid colors and lively nature make them a captivating addition to any tank.
  • Community Friendly: Neon Tetras are non-aggressive and get along well with other peaceful fish.
  • Low Maintenance: Easy to care for with proper water conditions and diet.

Ideal Tank Mates:

  • Other small, peaceful fish such as Guppies, Mollies, and Corydoras Catfish
  • Shrimp species like Cherry Shrimp or Amano Shrimp
  • Avoid large or aggressive fish to prevent stress and potential harm

Important Notes:

  • Schooling Behavior: Neon Tetras thrive in groups, which helps reduce stress and encourages natural behavior.
  • Water Quality: Sensitive to water quality fluctuations; regular maintenance and stable conditions are crucial.
  • Acclimation: Gradual acclimation is recommended to help them adjust to their new environment.

Why Choose Our Fish?

Our Neon Tetras are sourced from reputable breeders, ensuring you receive healthy and vibrant specimens. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced aquarist, these beautiful fish will add a lively and colorful dynamic to your aquarium.

Bring the dazzling beauty of Neon Tetras to your aquarium today and enjoy their enchanting presence and easy-going nature!

Bundle of 5 and 10

  • 5

    Posted by Catherine on 1st Jun 2023

    Fast delivery and all my fishes was alive when I received them

  • 5

    Posted by Catherine Mitchell on 13th May 2023

    They was alive when I received them the shipping was fast thank you for these beautiful neon tetras

  • 5
    Neon Tetra

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Jul 2021

    No DOA, seem healthy after 48 hours in quarantine.

  • 5
    First time online buyer.

    Posted by Ilona on 18th Oct 2020

    Great looking fish, delivered safely and well packaged.

  • 2

    Posted by Lisa on 7th May 2020

    These guys were tiny however they were in good shape. They were super active upon unwrapping them and they are doing great.

  • 5

    Posted by Tim W on 27th Apr 2020

    Only lost one out of twenty five. The rest are good looking and healthy.

  • 5
    Neon Tetra

    Posted by Angusman13 on 25th Apr 2020

    very colorful. quick shipping. Great addition