PD: The body color is silver to olive green.
An iridescent yellow to green stripe
extends from the snout to the base of its tail.
A black band runs below this stripe, extending from the tail to about
mid way across the body.
A silver to orange patch can be found above the stripe at the base of the tail.
fins are transparent.
SIZE: To 1.6" (4 cm)
SS: Boeseman's Tetra (
Hemigrammus boesemani), Golden Neon Tetra (
HAB: South America; in Lake Hyanuary near Manuas in Brazil.
Now most are captive bred in Singapore.
S: bottom, middle
TANK: 20" (50 cm) or 10 gallons (39 L).
The tank should be well-planted with
open areas left for free-swimming.
The tank should be in a position to receive early morning sunshine.
WATER: pH 6-7.5 (7.0); 6-15 dH (10); 72-82°F (22-28°C)
SB: A peaceful fish that is recommended for a community tank.
Likes to shoal, so keep in groups of
five or more individuals.
A lively fish.
SC: See H.
FOOD: Flake; live; insect larvae, Brine Shrimp, Tubifex, small aquatic insects.
SEX: The male is slimmer and smaller, and has small hook on anal fin
B: Use water with a pH of 6.0, 4 dH, and a temperature from 75-79°F (24-26°C).
spawn at night in a breeding tank with soft water among fine-leafed plants.
The eggs hatch after 24-32 hours and
the fry are free-swimming after 2 or 3 days.
Feed with micro-organisms and crushed flakes after the egg sac is consumed.
fry water should be changed weekly.
A moderately difficult fish to breed.
R: The iris of the Green Neon develops into a bright green color when mature.
fish needs regular water changes to thrive.
Use a good water conditioner. This species is easily caught in net
because of small hooks on the anal fin.
A hardy fish, once acclimated, as long as it is kept under a regime of frequent partial
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