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Neon Tetra Fish
and Other Small Tetra-Like Fish for Sale.
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This video shows a group of Cardinal Tetras living in an aquarium decorated with live plants. Cardinal Tetras are very beautiful fish, but they're difficult to ship.




Here is a very nice group of adult Neon Tetras that are about 1" long. Neons ship much better than Cardinal, and we recommend Neon Tetras.
These beautiful Harlequin Rasboras are not Tetras, but Harlequins do very well with small Tetras, like the ones listed on this page.







Cardinal Tetras are one of the very most beautiful freshwater fish. But in our experience they are difficult to ship. Click here to read more about why we do not sell or ship Cardinal Tetras. But Neon Tetras are almost as beautiful as Cardinal Tetras, and Neon Tetras are much easier to ship. We have lots of Neon Tetras for sale.


Neon Tetras, Paracheirodon innesi, at, tropical fish breeders. Click on this picture to see a bigger picture.


Neon Tetras that some people think look like Cardinal Tetras. These are the same fish, and this picture was taken at the same time, that the video of Neons, above, was taken.



Harlequin Rasbora, Rasbora heteromorpha, at, suppliers of tropical fish.


Here is a group of Harlequin Rasboras for sale in our facility. They were looking rested and in good health after about a week of eating, resting, and recovering after their trip from the collectors.

Click here for more about buying Neon Tetras and other small Tetras from us. Neon Tetras live best in a group with at least six Neon Tetras.    




The above pictures show Neon Tetras and Rasboras in our facilities. We keep them in bare aquariums with filters but no gravel. We acclimate them for several days, sometimes as long as 10 days, before they have recovered, are eating well, and ready to be shipped.


Glow Light Tetras and Black Phantom Tetras are also small, mild tempered Tetras, whose care is similar to Neon Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras are not Tetras but are very good tank mates for Neon Tetras, and so we included the Harlequins on this page.
Click here for more about buying Neons, Rasboras, and other similar fish from us.




Common Name

Scientific Name

Cardinal Tetra Paracheirodon axelrodi

Neon Tetra

Paracheirodon innesi

Glow Light Tetra

Hemigrammus bellottii

Rummy Nose Tetra Hemigrammus rhodostomus,
Hemigrammus bleheri,
Petitella georgiae, and possibly several other very similar looking species that are sold under the name "Rummy Nose Tetra".

Harlequin Rasbora

Rasbora heteramorpha
(which is not a Tetra.)

Common Name

Scientific Name




Appropriate Home 
An aquarium with 15 gallons or more water, a small exterior power filter with a BIO-Wheel, a layer of gravel at most 1/4 thick, and an aquarium heater adjusted to between 75 and 80 degrees F. Click here for more about warm water aquariums.




Recommended Diet
Floating Flake Food for Tropical Fish. Click here for more about feeding fish. I feed these small fish a few Black Worms every other day. Just two or three worms for each fish. Usually they swallow half of a worm and swim around with the other half of the worm hanging our of the their mouths for a while. Click here for more about Black Worms.

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Neon Tetras should be kept in a school with at least 6 Neons and 10 is better. The same is true for Glow Light Tetras and Black Phantom Tetras. These are all schooling fish that live best in a school with their own species. Here is a list of fish that will do well with Neon Tetras: Glow Light Tetras, Black Phantom Tetra, and Harlequin Rasboras. Click here to buy these fish.
Here are some more good tank mates for Neon Tetras: White Clouds, Glass Fish, Corydoras Catfish, Fancy Guppies, Honey Gouramis, Sunset Honey Gouramis, and a few Ghost Shrimp. Neon Tetras will usually not do well in the same aquarium with Large Tetras such as Black Neon Tetras, Black Skirt Tetras, Serpae Tetras, and other similar fish that are too aggressive for Neon Tetras.
You may have gotten advice that Neons will do well with most other types of Tetras, but our experiences with these fish in our aquariums shows us that they won't, and for that reason we have divided the Tetras into two groups called the Smaller Tetras and the Bigger Tetras. Click here for more about the Bigger Tetras.
Quite often we get letters saying that some fish stores recommend keeping Tiger Barbs with Neons, but this certainly will not work, and the Neons will almost always be miserable.
Click here to read more about several other groups of compatible fish.




Size and Lifespan
Neon Tetras, Glow Light Tetras, and  Black Phantom Tetras will grow to about 1.25" and rarely bigger. Neon Tetras have lived for 10 years, which surprises many people.

Gallery of Tetra Pictures    
Above a young Cardinal Tetra    
Above a young Neon Tetra    
Above a young Rummy Nose Tetra    
Above a young female Glowlight Tetra    
Above a young pair of Glowlight Tetras with the more slender male above and female below.    




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Click here to continue on and read several Customer Comments and our replies about Neon Tetras and other small Tetra-Like fish.

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 About our Fish ...
Almost all the photographs and videos, shown on this web site, were taken by us of our fish in our aquariums.
Compare the healthy, beautiful, energetic fish in our beautiful aquariums to the fish in our competitors pictures. Their fish often look thin with clamped fins and poor color.
We buy the highest quality fish, produced by the best fish farms or caught by the best collectors of wild fish, then we take incredibly good care of our fish in our beautiful aquariums.
If you compare the pictures on this site to our competitors pictures, you can instantly see, our fish and aquariums are better!  ;^ }
Will the fish you get from us look like the fish in our pictures? No! This is similar to buying kittens and puppies that will change as they grow to become cats and dogs.
We stock and ship fish that are the ideal size to sell. Not so small that they will not do well when shipped. Yet not so big that they have become much more expensive.
The fish in almost all of our pictures were young fish like the ones we have for sale that we raised up, and you can too! 
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