Paracheirodon innesi (Myers, 1936)
Neon tetra
photo by Noren, M.

Family:  Characidae (Characins), subfamily: Incertae sedis
Max. size:  2.22 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; pH range: 5 - 7; dH range: 1 - 2
Distribution:  South America: Blackwater or clearwater stream tributaries of the Solimões River.
Biology:  Feeds on worms, small insects, crustaceans and plant matter. In tank, female lays a relatively small number of eggs, which hatch in about 24 hours (Ref. 7020). Most popular aquarium fish. Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Malabarba, Luiz R. - 29.10.01

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