Green neon tetra - Paracheirodon simulans
Scientific name: Paracheirodon simulans
Common name: Green neon tetra
Usual size in fish tanks: 2 - 3 cm (0.79 - 1.18 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 13°N (71.43 - 232.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
Use a quality flake or small pellets for the staple diet. Green neon tetras will also accept treats of chopped blood worms, brine shrimp and daphnia.
South America; Green neon tetras are native to the Rio Negro and the Rio Orinoco.
Females are slightly larger and plumper than the males.
The Green neon tetra is not an easy fish to breed. The spawn in schools and the eggs are light sensitive; the tank must be darkened for the eggs to hatch. After 24 hours the fry should emerge and once free swimming they can be fed on Infusoria.
The expected life span for Paracheirodon simulans is 5 years.
Always keep Paracheirodon simulans in groups of at least 6 members. They do best in planted tanks with high water quality. They are very sensitive to high nitrates and should never be added to the tank until it has matured.
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