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Have you kept a Neon Tetra? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Neon Tetra. Your knowledge could help other owners! Share Your Experiences

Neon Tetra - Paracheirodon innesi

I have read many comments about neon tetra dying after bringing them back from the aquarium shop. Neon Tetra easily injured when you net them; subsequently they will die after you bought them home. A better way of transferring the neon tetra from the tank in the pet shop is to scoop the fish up using a bowl or cup then transfer them directly to the plastic bag. What I do is, I usually herd them in the net but I do not lift the net out of the water, then I will use a cup or small bowl to scoop them up from the net and transfer them to a plastic bag. For the same reason neon tetra should not be transfer using net at home.
—ChiangChengKooi

Neon tetra

Low maintenance, have one by itself. looses its color when the lights are off. gets its color back when the lights are on. not big at all not aggressive. Looks like the Buffalo Bills logo.
—Guest Brianna

neon tetra

buying neons shipped in is not a good idea...finding them bred locally is the only way to go...bringing them home is the key....dump halve the water out of bag and slowly mix your water in bag to slowly acclimate the fish ....or ph shock takes them over within a day...cardinals are a better coice.they have a blue line,not green
—Guest michael english

Neon Tetra

The most difficult fish that I've kept...ever. I've bought a school of 8 before and put them in my 4-month old aquarium, and guess what...they just keep on dying everyday! I've bought another group of 4, and yet, all of them died overnight! Not suitable for beginners... They may be beautiful and all, but damn, they're so fragile!
—Guest Paul

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