Corlor patterns for Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)

Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) fish
Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)

Ceramic wall art color codes for a Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) Fish

Ceramic wall art color codes for a Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) Fish
Ceramic wall art color codes for a Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) Fish

Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) colors


Did you know the neon tetra or Paracheirodon innesi is a freshwater fish of the Characiformes genus. The species of its genus is native to the black water and clear water streams in the Amazon basin of South America. The light coloring makes the fish noticeable in the dark black water lakes, and is also the main reason for its success among freshwater fish hobbyists.

And I might add the Neon tetra is found in the western and northern Amazon basins in southeastern Colombia, eastern Peru, and western Brazil. It lives in water with a temperature between 20 and 28 ° C (68 to 82 ° F) and a pH of 4 to 7.5. It has a preference for acidic, black water sources, but it also occurs in translucent, clear water streams. It's not found in the rivers with white water.

The neon tetra has a light blue back over a silver-white belly. The fish is distinguished by an iridescent blue horizontal stripe along each side of the head from its nose to the base of the adipose fin, and an iridescent red stripe that starts in the middle of the body and stretches back to the base of the caudal fin. Rarely do they grow a dark olive-green linen on their backs. With the exception of these marks, the fish is partly translucent. During the night, the blue and the red become gray or black as the fish rests and reactivates as soon as it becomes active in the morning. It grows to around 3 cm (or 1.2 inches) in overall length. Yeah, they've recently become available in a long-fine variety.

While commercially bred neon tetras have adapted well to a wide range of water conditions, in the wild they live in very warm, acidic waters that are generally cooler than the 25 ° C (or 77 ° F) at which I am pretty sure most tropical aquariums are maintained. We can have a lifetime of up to ten years, or typically around five years in an aquarium.

And finally, Neon tetras are omnivores and will eat most flake foods if they are sufficiently small, but they should also have some small foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, which may be stuck to the side of the tank, and micro-pellet food to complement their diets. A tropical sink pellet is ideal, as most of these brands include natural color enhancers that bring out the color of neon tetras. Many frozen foods, including frozen blood worms, add variety to their diet.

References
Breeding Neon Tetras
Neon Tetra Characteristics, Origin, and Helpful Information for Hobbyists

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