These are my pet neon tetras. Their names are Big Neon, Little Neon, Medium Neon, and Blah Blah Blee. We got them on March 13, 2010 from Petco.
Neon tetras are very colorful fish. They have a bright blue stripe that runs from their eye to their tail. Under that is a small, thin green stripe. They have a red stripe that starts at their belly and goes to their tail. Their belly is silver. It looks very similar to the cardinal tetra, which have a red belly instead of a silver belly. The cardinal tetra has a small, thin blue stripe instead of green.
My neon tetras are fun to watch. They are very fast swimmers. They are hard to take a picture of because they are always moving. My neon tetras eat fast. They charge up fast and grab a flake from the top of the water and then dive down to eat it, just like my harlequin rasboras.
In the picture above, you can also see the tunnel rock in my aquarium. The tunnel rock is a rock with a hole in it that some of the fish like to swim through. The neon tetras don’t usually swim through it, but I did see one of them swim through it once.
Neon tetras are found in the wild in South America. It is a very popular fish to have as a pet.