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Green Neon Tetra

 The Green Neon Tetra is a great fish from South America. It originates from streams throughout the jungle where the water is stained brown from all the fallen leaves and wood. These fish will thrive in black water conditions. Although, they are very hardy and will accept a wide range of parameters. 

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

The Green Neon Tetra is identical to the Cardinal tetra but with green coloration. They are omnivores in nature and will accept a high quality flake diet or Northfin premium foods. 

The scientific name for the Green Neon Tetra is Paracheirodon simulans.

We feed our Green Neon Tetras a mix of Northfin Community and Veggie. They also get an occasional treat of frozen foods such as daphnia, cyclopods and baby brine shrimp. 

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.2 to 7.5
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh:  4 to 7
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 70 to 74

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones: Alder Cones

Customer Reviews

Based on 56 reviews
Megan Laffan

All 20 (+ a few extras i think) arrived in perfect condition and acclimated well following the included instructions. Colored up nicely after just an hour or so. These are beautiful schooling fish and not shy at all for me. Eating well on the first day. I already love these little guys and will be ordering from Flip again!!! Thank you!!

Healthy Lively Fish

Ordered mid March in Minnesota (temps averaging 25F-45F) with a heat pack, fish arrived in package with no problems. I started up a new tank three months ago, water parameters were all within the recommended ranges for tropical fish with the tank cycled. I got tired of Tetras from local big box stores dying after only 2 days in the tank. Kuhli Loaches and Panda Corys were thriving. I tried and tried, slightly adjusting water parameters (specifically hardness, my water's a bit on the harder side), big box store tetras kept dying. I figured I'd give it a gamble and ordered 20 Green Neon Tetras from here, as I've heard big box stores may not have the best genetics or healthy fish. It's going on five days, they are all still alive, healthy looking, with extremely active schooling behavior. They are still shy when I walk up to the tank, going towards the bottom and behind cover. Hoping it changes as they get used to their new environment.

Lively and healthy

No DOAs and the box was insulated and packed well. I acclimated the fish and they joined my existing school and everyone looks very healthy. I got a few extra fish too which was exciting and a pleasant surprise! Would order from here again.

Rattana C.
Wonderful! I got a +1

I was so excited that Flip Aquatics has these in stock. They’re so darn cute and beautiful. The price was great and the fish were super healthy and all alive, I actually just ordered more haha!
I’m very happy with my purchase and the prices, I love the nano fish here. Thank you!

Was a great first experience

I had ordered 10 green neon tetras, 3 albino Corys and a honey gourami two weeks back. All the fishes were live and active on arrival and are thriving . Would definitely recommend buying from flip aquatics !!