How hard are they to keep?
The neon tetra is probably the most popular of all aquarium fish. It is reasonably hardy and easy to care for.
What is its maximum size?
Where are neons from?
Originating from the Putumayo river and streams of Peru South America. Today nearly all the neon tetras offered for sale are captive bred from Hong Kong and China. Neons are a long lived species with a normal life span of 10 years.
How many can I keep?
Neon Tetras are a shoaling species. We recommend between 6 to 20 neons in your aquarium as they are best when seen in numbers.
What are the ideal water conditions?
Ideal water conditions are slightly acidic to neutral but they will adapt to a wide range of water parameters. Temperature 20-26°c. PH 6-8.
What do you feed them?
Neons are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods. Feed a varied diet of frozen, freeze dried and flake foods.
How compatible is it with other fish?
The neon is a community fish and can go with other peaceful community fish. See tank mates.
How do you breed them?
Males are slimmer and have a straighter blue line along the side. Water temperature of 25°c, very soft water of PH 5 or lower and subdued lighting. The eggs are laid over fine leaved plants and hatch in 24 hours. Feed the newly hatched fry on fine live food infusoria or liquid food for 10-12 days. They should then be able to feed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
You can enter your required delivery day in the box provided at checkout so you can order in advance. Unfortunately, we cannot deliver livestock to Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight or the Isle of Man.
Please note we cannot deliver the day after a bank holiday..
Our fish are placed in plastic bags with water and oxygen before being put in boxes. Tropical fish are then put in a suitable insulated box with a heat pack if necessary. This should ensure minimal heat fluctuations and keep the fish safe.
Due to the packing costs involved, we have a minimum order of £35 on livestock orders (excluding delivery).
They will then be shipped on our overnight service. You must be available to receive and sign for the fish to receive our arrive alive guarantees. Please then read our acclimatising guide on the best way to settle your new fish in. If there are any problems with your delivery please call us. There are sometimes delays out of our control due to weather, traffic and accidents, please call us if your delivery is late, we do still need you to be available for the delivery due to it being livestock. Remember to choose your fish carefully after reading our guides as we cannot take any returns on livestock.
Dry Goods and Tropical Plants OrdersThere is no extra delivery charge for dry goods/pet products ordered with fish, you will only be charged the livestock delivery charge as above. For all dry good orders the charge is £5.00, free on orders over £30.
Pond Plant OrdersPlease place Pond Plant orders separately from your fish order to avoid confusion on delivery times.
Delivery Charges for Pond Plants–
Standard Delivery (England, Wales, Scottish Lowlands)- £5.99/ Free delivery over £50
Pallet Delivery- £42 – Large 30 Litre Pots require a pallet delivery- 6 x 30 Litre Pots can fit on 1 pallet
Please enquire for quotes to Scottish Highlands.