Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans)

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Green Neon Tetra

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Green Neon Tetra

Paracheirodon simulans

38 Litres (10 US G.)

1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.5 - 6.0

23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)

4-6 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-12 years

Family

Characidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Green Neon Tetra, False Neon Tetra, Green Tetra

Additional scientific names

Cheirodon simulans, Hyphessobrycon simulans


Origin

South America: Upper Negro and Orinoco River basins.

Sexing

Females have deeper bodies than the more slender males.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful community fish that is best kept in shoals of 6 or more which will do well with other peaceful community fish of similar size. Do not keep with larger predatory fish such as Angelfish.

Diet

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as occasional live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Does best in a spacious tank with open swimming space as well as hiding places. Needs acidic water and do not appreciate very bright lighting.

Behaviour

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

This little fish has an identical body shape to the Neon Tetra and Cardinal Tetra, the significant being the complete lack of any red colouring but the presence of the lateral iridescent blue line.

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