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Neon Tetra

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  • 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
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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 ofplants, 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

Scientific Name
Paracheirodon innesi

Family
Characidae

Community
Docile

Feeding Habits
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.

Compatibility
Peaceful and schooling with the same sized fish.

Habitat
Brazil: Moderately decorate with rocks, driftwood and live plants.

Breeding
Adult males are smaller and slimmer than females.

Additional Comments
They are not a true neon, even though the name suggests they are.

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Neon Tetra
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<!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="178295437"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Neon Tetra" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Ariana35</span> from <span itemprop="name">Very good fish</span> <span itemprop="description">I bought 4 of these little fish. They are doing wonderful and love to share the tank with my female beta.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-01-28</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2018-01-28" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="184000318"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Neon Tetra" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">fishloverbettagirl</span> from <span itemprop="name">BRIGHT AND COLORFUL</span> <span itemprop="description">I bought these fish a week ago and I love them. They all get along very well except for one. He sort of nips at the others after meals sometimes. Otherwise, very good fish! These are schooling fish, so I have five and recommend to get at least 3. Now they live with my dwarf gourami and plecostomis. I would recommend this fish.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-12-10</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2018-12-10" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="188519717"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Neon Tetra" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">jacob15</span> from <span itemprop="name">Great Fish! But Bad Store!</span> <span itemprop="description">Purchased a group of these guys a few weeks ago! Super vibrant, active, and seemingly healthy fish! Would recommend these for beginners for sure. They are cheap, hardy, and great to look at! Only downside was once I got home I did notice they had ick! Luckily they were the only fish and i did not add them to a stocked tank. So just watch carefully when you purchase from petsmart. 5 stars for the fish but 2 stars for the store!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-07-02</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2019-07-02" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="186000621"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Neon Tetra" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">jackthe fish breeder</span> from <span itemprop="name">great fish</span> <span itemprop="description">i just bought this and they are doing fine with my male betta in a 10 gallon</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-03-08</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2019-03-08" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="56215897"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Neon Tetra" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Hollyandherpets</span> from <span itemprop="name">great fish</span> <span itemprop="description">This fish is a very peaceful community fish. The only bad thing i experienced is it may be eaten by even slightly larger fish. Do well with fish its own size (guppies are good choice).</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-03-31</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2014-03-31" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="156194303"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Neon Tetra" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">DukesPets101</span> from <span itemprop="name">Very Nice</span> <span itemprop="description">I bought 3 of these 2 years ago and all are still alive today! I would suggest getting more than 3 though just because they love to school and can get stressed out when kept in smaller numbers. Mine are about an inch and a half big! Would definitely suggest</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2017-03-27</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2017-03-27" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="126926429"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Neon Tetra" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">FishyFish88</span> from <span itemprop="name">Good Community Tank Fish</span> <span itemprop="description">These little guys (and gals) are great. I have them in a tank with other kinds of tetras and some guppies. They get along with the other fish quite well. I don't have any &quot;larger&quot; fish in the tank so the neons don't look like food to anybody (lol). My neons like to school together frequently and enjoy one corner of the tank with a large weed as a hiding place when the mood strikes.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2016-09-05</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2016-09-05" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="83507944"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Neon Tetra" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">CountryChick44</span> from <span itemprop="name">Great Hardy Fish!</span> <span itemprop="description">These fish are great little hardy fish! They live for a long time if they are in big schools! I have a school of 11 in a 20 gallon tank, along with 4 Cory cats and a dwarf gourami! They all get along great! I love that they aren't fin nippers, so it gives me a peace of mind that they can live peacefully in my 20 gallon tank with their tank mates! I also have housed them with bettas and have had no problems! Just remember, schooling fish need to be in schools of 5-6 AT LEAST! I recommend these fish to anyone who are just starting to keep fish!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-07-23</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2015-07-23" /> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-reviews--> <!--begin-pagination--> <ul id="bvseo-paginationSection"> <li class="bvseo-paginationItem"><a class="bvseo-paginationLink" href="https://www.petsmart.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-PetSmart-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=4032195&bvrrp=Main_Site-en_US/reviews/product/2/23507.htm">Neon Tetra Reviews - page 2</a></li> </ul> <!--end-pagination--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2019, m_12, d_6, h_14</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.3</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasreviews, tv_2, tr_53</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_23507, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HELPFULNESS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_FEEDBACK, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_petsmart</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-reviews--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getReviews, 111ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">reviews, product</li> </ul>
<!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4677752"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> which fish can share a tank with a betta in a 10 gallon tank </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Sfm23</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5266419"> I have successfully housed a betta and tetras in a ten gallon tank together several times over. There will be chasing as the betta likes to assert dominance over territory, so lots of hiding spots created by decorations and or plants is recommended. I&#39;ve noticed that a couple caves help a lot. If there is tail nipping or aggression consists for more than a week I would remove the betta. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: jen97</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-10-30</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4852855"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> I have a 5 gal tank with a betta and a mystery snail in there already. Cna i safely put a couple of the tetra s there.. Maybe 3 ?? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: lexidog65</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4936797"> you should not put the fish in the tank. you may have enough room in the tank but this type of fish need at least 5 of its kind to not feel stressed. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: squids543354</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-10-27</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4886691"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> can i use fake plants? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: foxcat</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4936789"> you can use a fake plant. The fish will love it just as much as a real plant. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: squids543354</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-04-08</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4677749"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> I have a male fantail betta can neon tetra&#39;s share a tank with them </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Sfm23</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4685522"> I would not let the share a tank UNLESS you take your betta in a small container (like the ones in the store) and seeing if it reacts negitivly to the tetras. If it flares up and acts aggressive, I would say don&amp;rsquo;t House it with other fish. Lastly, you will need at least 6 tetra to have a betta community tank so that they can school safely. The betta needs space and you will need at least a 10 gallon tank for the 6 tetras and bettas extra space. The rule is usually 1 gallon per 1 inch of fish, but when putting betta with other (smaller) fish, you will need a couple extra gallons.&amp;nbsp;&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;Tip: DONT place betta with any fish that have large fins, bright colors (like glofish), or are bigger than the betta fish. This could make the betta more territorial and aggressive towards the other fish.&amp;nbsp; <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: BbNikkiBuur</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-02-09</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4389018"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Can you put 5 of them in a 5 gallon tank with 3 other fish </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Lolo23</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4685506"> When getting fish, you need around 1 gallon for every 1 inch of fish&amp;nbsp; <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: BbNikkiBuur</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-12-14</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4557281"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> What do you have that can share a tank with Betta Fish ? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: cp757</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4685501"> I have a Berta community tank and I recommend at least 10 gallons for a more docile Betta to share a tank with these fish. I also recommend holding the betta you want next to other betta to choose the one that flares up the least and seems most docile. You can also hold the betta you choose up to the tank of fish you want and if urban flares up too much, DONT get that fish species. I also recommend getting community fish that are similar in size and get at LEAST 6 tetra if you&amp;rsquo;re getting other middle swimming fish. I made the mistake of only havin three tetra at first and (to my surprise) the other species of larger tetra killed the runt (smallest) tetra! Make sure to get at least 6 tetra for your betta community tank so they can school safely!!! <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: BbNikkiBuur</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-12-14</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4661790"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Could five neon tetras go in my 20 gallon tank with my 4 female Bettas?? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Kat015</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4669653"> It all depends on how aggressive your bettas are. If you have nothing else in the tank and good filtration, I would recommend getting around 10-12 with some plants or caves for them to hide in, so the bettas can&#39;t single out just one and so that they feel more comfortable with in larger numbers. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: jofa2</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-12-14</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="3868629"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Neon Tetras? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Carter132</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4515521"> That&#39;s what it says on the web page <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: bingey</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-12-10</div> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--> <!--begin-pagination--> <ul id="bvseo-paginationSection"> <li class="bvseo-paginationItem"><a class="bvseo-paginationLink" href="https://www.petsmart.com/fish/live-fish/goldfish-betta-and-more/neon-tetra-4032195.html?dwvar_4032195_size=One%20Size&bvrrp=Main_Site-en_US/questions/product/2/23507.htm">Neon Tetra Questions - page 2</a></li> </ul> <!--end-pagination--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2019, m_12, d_6, h_14CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.3</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_27</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_23507, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_petsmart</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-questions--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getContent, 107ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">questions, product</li> </ul>