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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.)


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

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Animals of the Rainforest
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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