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The Diamond Head Neon Tetra is a variation of one of the most popular aquarium fish - Neon Tetras. They are schooling fish - the bigger the school, the nicer the effect. They look their best when in a planted tank with a dark substrate. Diamond heads have their blue colour primarily at the head. This species is highly sought after by aquarists for its stunning appearance and active nature.

Features Of Diamond Head Neon Tetra

  • The blue diamond neon tetra has a bright blue diamond spot on its forhead
  • A hardy fish, must be kept in schools, prefer to live in a planted tanks
  • Diamond Head Neon Tetra originally came from South America
  • Life Span : 3-5 yrs

Diamond Head Neon Tetra : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size:

A minimum capacity of 50L to accommodate a small school of Diamond Head Neon Tetras. A larger tank will allow for a more natural swimming space and better water quality.

Diamond Head Neon Tetra Tank Mate Compatibility:

Diamond Head Neon Tetras are social fish and thrive when kept in a school of at least six individuals. They are generally peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful community fish, such as small tetras, rasboras, and dwarf gouramis. Avoid housing them with aggressive or fin-nipping species.

Diet & Feeding:

Diamond Head Neon Tetras are omnivorous and readily accept a variety of foods. Provide a balanced diet consisting of high-quality flake or pellet food as a staple. Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia to enhance their coloration and provide enrichment.

Diamond Head Neon Tetra Tank Setup

  • Substrate: Choose a fine gravel or sand substrate to mimic their natural habitat.
  • Plants: Include live or artificial plants to provide cover and create a natural environment. Diamond Head Neon Tetras appreciate dense vegetation, so consider adding floating plants as well.
  • Lighting: Provide moderate lighting to support plant growth while allowing for shaded areas in the aquarium.
  • Filtration and Water Quality: Use a quality filtration system to maintain water cleanliness and remove waste. A combination of mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration is recommended.
  • Heater : A heater would be necessary if the winter temperature is too low in your state of Australia.

Additional Information

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