Neon ordinary (lat.paracheirodon innesi) – a small and unpretentious fish. It belongs to the family of the Haracin.
It grows up to 5 centimeters, females are larger and fuller than males. These are gregarious and very mobile fishes.
They have an olive-silver and gray back, a bright red belly. From the fatty fin to the eyes is a bright band.
By the way, this line is straight for males, and females have a slight bend.
photo: Neon ordinary
- The optimum temperature is 22-25 degrees, the fish prefer to live in the lower layers of water, so the aquarium should be quite deep.
- Neons are wonderful neighbors, they will get along with both goldfish and guppies or mollies, but it’s better not to plant them in one reservoir.
- As feed, it is better to use mixtures from a pet shop, sometimes you can give live and frozen food. Once every 7-10 days is to arrange a fasting day.
- Neons do not like fast flow, so you can do without a powerful compressor, but aeration should be present.
- The vegetation should be thick, be sure to set the bottom of the houses, snags and other shelters.
- Neon can be kept only in flocks of 5 individuals. Otherwise, the fish will be shy, and it will be extremely rare to swim out of the shelter.
- The optimal parameters of water: pH – up to 6.5, dH – up to 8. At the end of the week you need to change a quarter of the water.
- The lighting is preferable to muffled, and the ground is dark, because on its background the color of neons will seem brighter and more interesting.