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The Swordtail
Multicolored Shoal
Black Molly
Golden Gourami
Pearl Gourami
The Fighting Fish
Glass Fish
The Mysterious Fish
The Traveling Fish
The Neon Tetra
The Cardinal Tetra
The Cat Fish
The Diamond Fish
The Emperor Tetra
The Lemon Tetra
The Pretty Tetra

A Live Torpedo
The Congo Tetra
The Harlequin Fish
The Queensland Rainbow
The Dwarf Gurami
The Black Ruby
The Sumatran Tiger Barb
The Angel Fish
The Discus Fish
The Black Line Red Tail Pencil
The Cleverest Fish
The Rudder Fish
The Jewel Fish
The Egg Protector


The Neon Tetra

These fish live in shoals in the smaller rivers of South America. The Tropical forest is like a green roof over the river. The leaves are so thick that they do not let the sun's rays through, and the water is black. The fish are used to living in darkness, and find each other with the help of the bright blue stripe on their bodies. If a shaft of sunlight gets through, it lights up the water and the stripe flashes like a neon advertisement on a city street at night. That is why this fish is called the neon tetra.