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Paracheirodon innesi (Piaba; Neon tetra)

Synonyms: Hyphessobrycon innesi
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Wikipedia Abstract

The neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) is a freshwater fish of the characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes. The type species of its genus, it is native to blackwater or clearwater streams in southeastern Colombia, eastern Peru, and western Brazil, including the tributaries of the Solimões where the water is between 20 and 26 °C (68 and 79 °F). It is not found in the whitewater rivers of Andean origin. Its bright colouring makes the fish visible to conspecifics in the dark blackwater streams, and is also the main reason for its popularity among tropical fish hobbyists.
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Orinoco Guiana Shield Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Upland Rivers    


Prey / Diet

Moina minuta (zooplankton)[1]


Caiman crocodilus (Common caiman, Spectacled caiman)[1]
Inia geoffrensis (Pink River Dolphin)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Akron Zoological Park
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Biodome de Montreal
Caldwell Zoo
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Colchester Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Kyiv Zoological Park
London Aquarium
Louisville Zoological Garden
Mesker Park Zoo
Moulton College
Museum of Science - Live Animal Center
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Olmense Zoo
Oregon Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Phoenix Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo
Rodbaston College
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Rotterdam Zoo
Schoenbrunner Tiergarten GmbH
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Szeged Zoo
Tallinn Zoo
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Walford & North Shropshire College
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario


America, South - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Brazil; Colombia; Neotropical; Oriental; Peru; Singapore; South America: Blackwater or clearwater stream tributaries of the Solimões River.;



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