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Neon Tetras are one of the most common fish to be kept in a community tank and it is easy to see why. With stunning neon blue and red colouration, they add vibrancy and life to any aquarium they are in. Not to mention, they are very easy to keep.
In the wild Neons live in the warm waters of South America so should be kept between 21oC and 26oC. They should not be kept in a tank less than 40l in size and prefer heavily planted housing. Following that, Neons should be kept in soft water (between 6-7 on the ph scale). They are also sensitive to fluctuations in water chemistry so they should only be added to well cycled aquariums. Failing to do this will lead to an untimely demise.
In terms of tank mates, Neons are easy going. They are not aggressive generally and therefore can be kept with most community fish. They shouldn't be kept with anything that can fit them in their mouths as they will likely start going missing... Unfortunately they may sometimes nip other fish that have large tails e.g. Bettas. That being said, you will regularly hear stories of them being kept with no such issue, so it is really up to you. Neons are shoaling fish and should therefore be kept in groups. Realistically you want to be keeping them in groups of 10+ to avoid stress and for them to really thrive.
Neons aren't fussy eaters and will happily take a variety of foods. Pellet/flake food should make up the majority of their diet. Live mini Blood Worm or Daphnia will be happily devoured. Frozen foods are also a much loved treat.