Guppies and tetras like these neon tetras are colorful aquarium fish.
Neon Tetras are peaceful tropical fish and best kept in schools of 6 or more.
Water type: Rain water is supposed to be the best for neon tetras, since rain water is often slightly acidic in nature, and these fish live in the waters which is tad acidic. The ideal water parameters for the tetras are:
Neon tetras are fresh water fish and the type of water should be soft, since extended exposure to hard water can affect the lifespan of the fish.
What size fish tank should I get for breeding neon tetras?
Those fish doesn’t have Neon Tetra Disease, I think that’s just ick.
The Neon Tetra fish is one of the most attractive of all the readily available tropical fishes. The neon tetra has been getting a bad reputation in recent years for the difficulty in keeping them alive in the home aquarium. This bad reputation could be attributed to the increasing public demand and the methods by which breeders are meeting those demands by the inbreeding of this once hardy tropical fish.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. Neon tetras are peaceful fish that do well in a community aquarium as long as the other fishare not large enough to eat them. Neon tetras only grow to about 1.5 inches long (3.8 cm) and theirslender bodies make it easy for large fish to eat them. I've seen large angelfish swallow neontetras whole. Keep this in mind when choosing tankmates for your neon tetras. 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.