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Neon Tetra

Imported 

Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)

 

Native Location: Amazon basin of South America

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 4 cm (1.5 inches)

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore. Algae and things such as brine shrimps

Breeding: Difficult

Temperature Range: 22 – 24 ℃ (72 – 76 ℉)

Preferred pH Range: 4 – 4.8 (can tolerate 6.0 to 8.0)

Light requirements: Low

Minimum Aquarium Size: 75L (20 gallons)

Potential Tankmates: Kuhli loaches, Clown loaches, German Rams

Care Level: Easy

Neon Tetra belongs to the Characidae family and is widely popular for their bright colouring, making them visible in Blackwater aquariums. Their peaceful, non-aggressive and easy to care for nature make them perfect for beginners. They are great additions to any community tank.

These are not fussy eaters and will eat both meat and plant matter. Neon Tetras are schooling fish and will be much more active with at least 15 other members in their crew. Alone they feel intimidated, but together, do not mess with them! Since they are so small, it is best to keep them with other small, non-aggressive fish, that can’t fit Neon Tetras in their mouths. Consider small fish that will prefer to dwell at the bottom of your tank.

Neon Tetras are known to have an energetic temperament. These community fish will spend most of their time in the middle of the water column. And will enjoy it best if you try to replicate their natural environment in your aquarium. The Amazon river basin their native to flows through thick forest with dense canopies, blocking a lot of the natural daylight. Usually, there are many fallen leaves, vegetation and tree roots. This environment where they spend their life, is reflected in their vivid colourations, how else would they identify each other in lightless murky waters! An aquarium with Neon Tetras, it should be heavily planted and provide plenty of shaded areas for them. Use a substrate of a darker material that mimics the small rocks and pebbles you would find on the riverbed. Neon Tetras are very sensitive to water changes, so they are not suited to newly cycled tanks.

Males tend to be slimmer where their flatter stomach means their blue stripe is straight. Females are rounder, meaning the blue stripe looks bent. Though their care is easy, breeding them can be difficult. There are required water conditions, to ‘trigger’, their mating season. They are not ideal for beginner breeders. They are also egg scatterers. The female will lay eggs and after the male will fertilise them. After this remove the parents from the breeder tank. They do not care for their young and are known to eat them.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email atgetfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number togetfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guaranteedoes not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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Laura
Lively and cheerful

Lively and colourful - nice addition to the tank.

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Kendall Barr
Great fish to add brightness to a tank

I got these little guys to add some missing colour to the tank and they have worked out really well and are very healthy and active. The group of 30 work awesome in my tank, thanks heaps.

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Pearl Piper
The only place to go.

The fish were delivered safe and sound. Happy little devils as well

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