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Neon Tetra

Neon tetras are tiny, brightly colored, tropical fish native to South America. Wild fish are found primarily in blackwater streams of Brazil, Peru, and Columbia. The fishes’ bright coloring may be important for finding mates in murky water. Neon tetras are one of the most popular aquarium fish in… Learn More

Sustainability

Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Little Cause for Concern

  • Neon tetras in the pet trade are bred almost exclusively in captivity

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Little Cause for Concern

  • No known populations established in North America

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Requires some experience and understanding of husbandry

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Neon tetras can carry bacteria that affect humans and other fish

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