Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Neon Tetras

"Neon Tetra | Paracheirodon innesi"
Aquatic Community

"Neon Tetra information:

"Scientific name: Paracheirodon innesi
"Common name: Neon Tetra
"Max. size: 2.2 cm / 0.85 inches
"pH range: 5.0 – 7.0
"dH range: 1 - 2
"Temperature range: 20 – 26°C / 68 - 80°F

"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 Tetra classification:

"The Neon tetras belongs to the genus Paracheirodon..."

Okay: Maybe you've never yearned for this much information about paracheirodon innesi. There's quite a lot of information here.

And one photo:

(from Aquatic Community, used w/o permission)
"Neon tetra picture. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk"

There's quite a lot of text about neon tetra care, feeding, disease and breeding. Turns out there's something called Neon Tetra disease, caused by a parasite: and the best (only?) way of dealing with it is keeping the parasite out of the aquarium.

The page looks like a pretty good source of information about that sort of fish.

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