- Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
- Maximum size: 2"
- Water temperature: 72-82° F
- Swimming level: Middle
- Schooling fish (5+)
- Experience level: Beginner
- Tank Setup: 10+ gallons
Great for beginner aquarists, tetras are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and patterns. Tetras are an active, peaceful, schooling fish that mix well with other community fish. They prefer to swim in schools of five or more. Tetras can share their aquarium with other community danios, rasboras, catfish and less aggressive barbs and gouramis.
Instead of plants, tetras eat aquatic crustaceans, worms and aquatic insect larvae. Vary their diet by including frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms and other small worms, mosquito larvae and daphnia. You will see your tetras swimming in the middle of your aquarium. To create a beautiful environment, be sure to add some top and bottom swimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.
Learn about the Jumbo Neon Tetra
Live tubifex worms, blood worms, glass worms and brine shrimp. Frozen daphnia, glass worms, brine shrimp, blood worms and plankton. All freeze dried and flake foods accepted as well.
Peaceful and schooling with the same sized fish.
Brazil: Moderately decorate with rocks, driftwood and live plants.
Adult males are smaller and slimmer than females.
They are not a true neon, even though the name suggests they are.
Visit our Fish Care Center to find products, care information and bright ideas to enhance your underwater world.
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