Origin: South America

Size: 4 cm

Diet: Flakes and micropellets, frozen food, live food such as daphnia and baby brine shrimp

Overview: Neon tetra is very well known tropical fish. I think every aquarist had them in their tanks at some point. They are easy to keep, they have the colour and are peaceful. Everything you need from a small, community fish. As mentioned they are a community, shoaling fish so should be kept in a group of at least 6. They will shoal with other tetras, at least mine do, especially with Cardinal’s and Ember tetras. They are a great addition to your aquarium and really, larger the tank and school, the better and more beautiful display you will get. One thing to watch out for is ‘neon’s disease’. Incurable illness which causes other problems and eventually death.