Where in the world?
Known for their bright, electric looking colors, the Neon Tetra is a small freshwater fish. They have a light blue back over a silver body with a red streak.
Neon Tetras are found in the western and northern Amazon basin in southeastern Colombia, eastern Peru, and western Brazil.
As omnivores, Neon Tetras will eat a variety of algae, small invertebrates, and insect larvae.
On average, Neon Tetras reach 3.5 cm in length, making them a very small schooling fish.
Did you know?
Neon Tetras have a preference for acidic blackwater streams, but also occurs in transparent clearwater streams. However, they are not found in the whitewater rivers.