The Neon Tetra is an extremely common aquarium fish. It is also an extremely poor starter fish!
This fish is striking in appearance and because of that it is often one of the most common beginner fish suggested. The problem is that the Neon Tetra is an extremely delicate fish and it is often the first to go when your tank has water quality problems.
I suggest you wait until your tank is established before buying the neon tetra for your aquarium.
That said, some more information about the Neon Tetra!
What do Neon Tetras eat?
Neon Tetras are omnivores like most tropical aquarium fish. They will eat just about anything but as usual I suggest you feed frozen food. Bloodworms are good in particular. These fish will do just fine eating fish flakes if you don’t like the mess of frozen food.
How do Neon Tetras get along with other fish?
“Neons” get along well with community fish and other peaceful species. They are easily spooked and stressed and should be kept in groups of 6 or more. They are a shoaling fish so they will be in their best health along with others of their species. This will reduce stress and you will find your fish will be much healthier and less stressed. “Neons” are small so they should also be kept with other small fish.
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