Paracheirodon simulans 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.
Despite 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 peduncle.
We can offer green neons the greatest part of the year. They originate from Colombia and Brazil. 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