Paracheirodon simulans

27. July 2015

green neon is the smallest and tiniest species of neon tetra. The
maximum length is around 2.5 cm. One should not confuse this species
with the neon costello, Hemigrammus hyanuary, which is also called the
“green neon” occasionally. This is the reason why some people call
Paracheirodon simulans the “blue neon”, but in the international trade
the name “green neon” is established for the species.

this babylonic confusion one cannot confuse P. simulans with any other
species. Only in this neon tetra the intensive shining neon band runs
from the tip of the snout right through to the end of the caudal

can offer green neons the greatest part of the year. They originate
from Brazil and Colombia. But only rarely such large, adult (about 2 cm
long) specimens are available as we have currently in stock. This is a
perfect occasion to stock a nano tank with these shimmering jewels….

For our customers: the animals have code 275704 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer