How Many Neon Tetras Can You Put In A 5 Gallon Fish Tank?

Neon Tetras are a small community fish. They only grow to about 1.5 to 3 inches or so when fully grown. Since tetras are a schooling fish, they prefer to be in a school of other tetras. They are also very colorful and fun fish to watch swim around your tank. In addition to having a good small shape and being colorful, they are also inexpensive which make them a top choice for small aquariums. 

You would need at least 6 – 10 Neon Tetras as that’s the maximum you would want to stock your 5-gallon tank with.

What Is The Ideal Tank Size For Neon Tetras

Neon Tetras like to swim around in groups so while they are small you would think a smaller tank like 1-2 gallons would be ideal. However, keep in mind that they need room to move around in so I would at least start with a 5-gallon tank and no more than 10 fish.

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