Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans)

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Green Neon Tetra

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Green Neon Tetra

Paracheirodon simulans

38 Litres (10 US G.)

1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")




5.5 - 6.0

23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)

4-6 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-12 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Green Neon Tetra, False Neon Tetra, Green Tetra

Additional scientific names

Cheirodon simulans, Hyphessobrycon simulans

Origin[edit | edit source]

South America: Upper Negro and Orinoco River basins.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females have deeper bodies than the more slender males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish that is best kept in shoals of 6 or more which will do well with other peaceful community fish of similar size. Do not keep with larger predatory fish such as Angelfish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as occasional live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best in a spacious tank with open swimming space as well as hiding places. Needs acidic water and do not appreciate very bright lighting.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

This little fish has an identical body shape to the Neon Tetra and Cardinal Tetra, the significant being the complete lack of any red colouring but the presence of the lateral iridescent blue line.

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