Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Mar 08, 2016
Significantly easy to be taken care of, the neon tetra is probably the most common breed of fish seen in tanks around the world. Its small size, beautiful scales and undemanding diet make the fish a perfect match for a first pet. Usually never alone but in groups of atleast two or three, these fishes are not the most active, but are usually interested in what's going on around them. All you need to be able to take care of these fishes is basically a small tank with water. Of course rocks, fake seaweed and small clay figures for the fishes to hide in is regularly a must for a tank full of neons. The only requirement that is an absolute MUST is for the tank to be always lit and to have some sort of a water heater as these fishes should NEVER be left cold. A few minutes in a water colder than 15 degrees could be enough for them to die. A snail inside the aquarium could also help the hygiene of both the fishes and the aquarium itself. Neon tetras mix well with guppies (another commonly met breed of fish) and they can live without a problem together. Regular fish food is all you need to get your neon tetras. Small bugs, crumbs or small worms are also a diet option. All in all the neon tetras are perfect for a first pet or to fulfill your child's wish to have a pet in the house which makes neither noise nor mess around the house. Would recommend the neon tetras to anyone!