Paracheirodon innesi

$3.99

Please note that the fish shown in the photo is not the exact fish you will receive and is only a representative of what a specimen will look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex (if listed as unsexed) of the fish you receive.

Minimum order: 6
SKU: Diamond Head Neon Tetra TR (P. innesi) XS Categories: ,

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Description

Paracheirodon innesi, commonly known as the Neon Tetra, is one of the most popular and iconic freshwater fish species in the aquarium hobby. Here’s a summarized bullet point list of care tips for Paracheirodon innesi:

Tank Requirements:
– Tank size: A minimum of 10 gallons is suitable for a small group (6-8) of Neon Tetras.
– Filtration: Use a reliable filter to maintain water quality and provide gentle water flow.
– Water parameters: Temperature 70-81°F (21-27°C), pH 6.0-7.5, hardness 1-10 dGH.
– Substrate: Use fine gravel or sand to mimic their natural environment.

Feeding:
– Neon Tetras are omnivores with a preference for small live or frozen foods.
– Offer a varied diet that includes high-quality flakes, pellets, and supplement with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.

Tankmates:
– They are generally peaceful and can be kept with other small, non-aggressive fish.
– Avoid keeping them with larger or aggressive species that may stress or prey on them.

Decor and Environment:
– Provide plenty of plants, floating vegetation, and open swimming spaces.
– Use driftwood and rocks to create natural hiding spots and simulate their natural habitat.
– Dim lighting can enhance their colors and reduce stress.

Water Maintenance:
– Perform regular water changes (20-25% weekly) to maintain water quality and remove waste.
– Keep the water well-filtered and ensure good water circulation.

Behavior:
– Neon Tetras are shoaling fish, so keep them in groups of at least 6-8 individuals to reduce stress and encourage natural behavior.
– They are known for their stunning neon blue and red stripes along their body.

Healthcare:
– Monitor water parameters regularly using test kits to ensure optimal conditions.
– Quarantine new fish before introducing them to the main tank to prevent disease transmission.

Breeding:
– Breeding Neon Tetras in captivity is possible with the right conditions and can be a bit challenging.
– Provide a separate breeding tank with soft, slightly acidic water and fine-leaved plants for potential spawning.

Observation and Enjoyment:
– Spend time observing and enjoying the natural beauty and behavior of Neon Tetras.
– Create a peaceful and well-maintained environment to enhance their vibrant colors and showcase their active nature.

By following these care guidelines, you can provide a suitable and thriving aquarium for Paracheirodon innesi (Neon Tetra) and provide them with an environment where they can display their best colors and behaviors, ensuring a healthy and enjoyable life in captivity.

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