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The neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) is one of the oldest tropical fish in the hobby, having first been collected and kept as far back as the 1930’s. Despite having been kept by hobbyists for over 80 years now, it still remains one of the most popular and sought after fish. The reasons for that are simple – it’s striking iridescent colors and peaceful temperament, make it a perfect addition to any non-aggressive community tank.
The neon tetra was originally found in South America, inhabiting both clearwater and blackwater streams in Columbia, Peru and Brazil. When found in blackwater streams, the neon tetras remain visible to other members of their species due to their unique and stunning colors.
If it is well taken care of in a home aquarium, it can live up to 10 years, though 5 years is a more common life span. The one thing that most often causes a shortened life span in neon tetras, is the dreaded “neon tetra disease”. It manifests itself as lumps on the body, fading colors and trouble swimming. This disease is usually fatal, and any newly purchased neon tetras should be quarantined before you add them to a tank that has healthy neon tetras.
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