Facts about Neon Tetras

Facts about Neon Tetras

Neon tetras are a popular addition to many community fish tanks. They are a peaceful fish and are easy to care for. This makes them a great option for beginners who are just starting out with a fish tank hobby.

Tetras enjoy staying in a pack. They do best with 5-7 other tetras to “gang up” with if they feel threatened. Adding plants to the tank will also help tetras feel safer from larger fish.

Neon Tetras

Because Neon Tetras are used to living in the Amazon River basin, they prefer a water temp of between 75-85 degrees; you can do a 25-30% water change monthly to keep them happy and healthy.  They love to eat and will eat both plants and proteins like insect larvae.  Flake food works well for them too.

Neon Tetras are so pretty that I think you can create a tank just for them. A planted freshwater tank with a group of Neon Tetras zooming around always seems like a calming and entertaining tank to have. (That’s a personal opinion ONLY.)

We’ve included more facts for you in this great video from Fluval on Neon Tetras. If you’re ready to start a new community tank, come in and see us! We’d love to help you find the right fish for your tank.

At J&M Aquatics and Pet Center we stock a wide variety of both freshwater and saltwater fish for your aquariums. We also have corals, invertebrates, and aquatic plants.  Our Pet Professionals can help you pick out tanks, filters, lighting systems and other accessories that you will need to help your fish thrive.  

Don’t forget we also stock everything you need for reptiles, small pets like hamsters and guinea pigs, and dogs and cats too! We’ve got you covered for ALL your pet care needs, from head to tail!