Gold Neon Tetra


Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Maximum Size: 1.5″
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: South America
Family: Characidae
Species: Tetras
Aquarium Type: Community

Paracheirodon Innesi – Gold Neon Tetra

Probably the most popular and one of the most well known of all tropical fish. The neon is hardy, inexpensive and stunning. It is a shoal fish so should always be kept in numbers of 6 or more (although it will shoal with other similar Tetras). They remain small and are very peaceful, making them the ideal community occupant.

They prefer a temperature range of 22 to 26°C and can tolerate a wide pH range from 6 to 8. They like a well planted tank as they like to glide amongst the plants, especially if in a small shoal. Neons are omnivores and will eat almost any food provided.

They stay small, rarely reaching over 3cm.