How Neon Tetra Disease Can Harm Your Aquarium Fish
Neon tetras are an incredibly beautiful species of tropical freshwater aquarium fish.
Neon tetras are so popular among aquarists because they are hardy fish. They are peaceful fish and rarely nip at each other or any other fish in a community tank. However, neon tetras are schooling fish and these fish are happiest if they are in a school or in a group of 5 or more. Schools or groups make the fish feel very secure. Neons are also very active fish and they dart about a lot in the tank. This is a joy to watch.
As for frozen foods, neon tetras prefer blood worms, daphnia and brine shrimp. For many of the smaller neons, blood worms can be too large to swallow whole, and you will see them swimming around the aquarium with what look like bloodworm cigars in their mouths. If your local fish store carries live food, then fruit flies and blackworms will also be greedily accepted.
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The Black Neon Tetra is another great fish for planted aquariums where slightly acidic water conditions are present. The Black Neon Tetra has a yellow-green stripe that runs the length of the body with a black region under the yellow-green stripe. It looks really neat when you see a school of this fish darting about. The Black Neon Tetra is even smaller than the Cardinal Tetra and Neon Tetra and will display the same schooling behavior when kept in small groups of 6 or more. They are very peaceful and should not be kept with larger fish capable of eating them.The Neon tetras belongs to the genus Paracheirodon in the family Characidae. This makes it closely related to other popular aquarium fishes like the Cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) and the Green Neon tetra (Paracheirodon simulans). The less commonly kept Black Neon tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi)is however a more distant relative since it belongs to another genus within the family Characidae; the genus Hyphessobrycon. All members of the genus Paracheirodon are native to the Neotropic ecozone in northern South America and their bodies are decorated with a characteristic sparkling blue lateral line. They are often kept together in planted community aquariums with soft, acidic waters and tropical water temperatures. The Neon Tetra is an extremely popular aquarium fish. It is sturdy and inexpensive and is often one of the first fish species purchased by beginner aquarists. A shoal of brightly decorated Neon Tetras will add colour as well as activity to the aquarium. Since the Neon Tetras stay quite small and have a peaceful temperament, they are often found in small community aquariums. During the night, when the fish is resting in a sheltered place, the sparkling colours will be turned off and the fish will look dim. If you quickly turn on the lights in the aquarium after a longer period of complete darkness, you might not notice your Neon Tetras at first. If the colouration continues to be dull even after some time in the light, your tetras might be ill or stressed. You might also be keeping them on an inadequate diet.