Maintaining Neon Tetras In The Aquarium

Tetra Neon fish are small freshwater fish and are very popular among tropical aquarium enthusiasts because of their bright colors and ease of care. seeing it swarming makes the beauty of light in the aquarium. Perhaps the most popular Tetra tropical aquarium is Neon Tetra. Originating from freshwater streams in Brazil, Colombia and Peru, this is a peaceful community fish and is quite suitable for novice aquarists.

Maintaining Neon Tetras In The Aquarium

Neon Tetra often lives in groups, thus, it must always be given with community 10 or more otherwise they will be lonely and sick because they are alone. They prefer a rather dim environment so that some plants float to filter out the light and the dark substrate floor.

Selain itu, letakkan banyak tanaman di bagian dasar tangki sebagai tempat bersembunyi, tetapi sisakan ruang yang cukup untuk berenang terbuka. Ketahuilah bahwa pada malam hari, ketika Neon Tetra anda bersembunyi dan beristirahat, mereka akan meredupkan warna-warna cerah yang berkilau dan itu akan terlihat kusam atau redup. Cahaya secara bertahap akan mengembalikan warna cerahnya.

The water temperature for Neon Tetras must be maintained between 73F-77F degrees. Neon Tetras, in the wild are omnivores and eat a variety of foods including crustaceans, worms, and small insects. They really like to eat, so be careful not to overeat.

Use high-quality flake food, with daphnia supplements, or saltwater shrimp for variety and they will do it pretty well. Your tank’s pH balance must be from 5.5 to 7.5, which should be easily maintained with such a good range. Because their natural habitat has a lot of rainfall, it is recommended that you change tank water frequently.

Neon Tetras, because various types of waters where they are bred either in captivity or in the wild, must be carefully adjusted to your tank to give them plenty of time to adapt to their new home.

Neon Tetras is susceptible to disease. The official name is Pleistophora, which is a sporozoan name that causes disease. There is no cure for this disease and the best way to avoid it is to prevent it from entering your tank. New fish must always be quarantined in separate tanks for several days before being released into the main tank. The first sign of this disease is usually restlessness and dull color. This disease makes the body of the fish look thick.

Tetra will have difficulty swimming and near the end of the spine will become curved. By quarantining new fish you can help prevent the spread of this disease. Neon Tetra can also get the Pleistophora from eating the bodies of dead fish, so be sure to get rid of sick or dead fish as soon as possible.