Paracheirodon innesi 2cm

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Paracheirodon innesi  (Myers, 1936)

Neon tetra

Image of Paracheirodon innesi (Neon tetra)
Paracheirodon innesi
Picture by Noren, M.


Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: Paracheirodon: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).


Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 5.0 - 7.0; dH range: 1 - 2.   Tropical; 20°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672)


Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376)


Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

South America: Blackwater or clearwater stream tributaries of the Solim?es River.


Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on worms, small insects, crustaceans and plant matter. In tank, female lays a relatively small number of eggs, which hatch in about 24 hours (Ref. 7020). Most popular aquarium fish. Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).


Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p.


IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans






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