Neon Tetra

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"I caught a neon tetra! I'd better put on some sunglasses!" —City Folk
"I caught a neon tetra! Wow, that's far out, man!" —New Leaf
"I caught a neon tetra! Wasn't hard to track." —New Horizons

The Neon Tetra (ネオンテトラ, neon tetora) is a tiny fish introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk. It is found in the river between the months of April and November between 9 AM and 4 PM. It is the smallest fish in the Animal Crossing series.

Neon Tetra
 
Japanese ネオンテトラ Korean Unknown Chinese Unknown
French Néon bleu Italian Pesce neon Spanish Tetra neón
German Neonsalmler Dutch Neontetra Russian Unknown
Neon Tetra NH.png
Scientific name Paracheirodon innesi
(neon tetra)
Family Characidae (characids)
Time of year April to November
Time of day 9 AM to 4 PM
Location River
Size 2 cm
Shadow size Tiny
Rarity Uncommon
Rare (Pocket Camp)
Selling price 500 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Contents

Catch details[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#17

 

Event Availability None
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow Size Tiny
Fish Size 1.7 cm - 2.3 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price   1,500 Bells
Request Reward   1,500 Bells, 3   Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (20%)

In New Horizons[edit]

#38

 
"I caught a neon tetra! Wasn't hard to track."

Time of Year North: Apr – Nov
South: Oct – May
Time of Day 9 AM – 4 PM
Location River
Shadow Size X-Small
Rarity
Selling Prices   Nook's Cranny  500 Bells
  C.J.  750 Bells
Tank Size  

Donating to the Museum[edit]

City Folk[edit]

Upon the player's donating the fish to the Museum, Blathers will say the following

"That metallic blue body! Hoo, that crimson tail! That pristine white belly! ...Now, THIS is what I call a tropical fish! No wonder this fish has the word "neon" in its name, eh wot? One of these should liven up the museum nicely!"

It can be found in the small tank to the left with the Goldfish and Popeyed Goldfish in City Folk.

New Leaf[edit]

"Neon tetras get their name from the beautiful blue metallic line on their bodies. Although they're shy, gentle fish, surprisingly they're related to the piranha, though very distantly. They have very sharp and narrow teeth, an odd contrast to their beauty. They are delicate fish who tend to be very sensitive to the cleanliness and temperature of water."

New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"Hoo! Wonderful! The neon tetra is truly a marvel of the tropical-fish world. Just look at how tiny it is! And how very filled with...neon! I imagine its environment must be just as flashy as it is for it to have developed such colors. I wonder how flashy I might be, had I been raised somewhere even half as vibrant?"

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

City Folk[edit]

  ''A standard in many aquariums, these are easy to raise but hard to breed."
  • Size- About 2 cm
  • Habitat- River
  • Season- Spring-Fall



Further Information[edit]

 
A real-life neon tetra

Neon tetras are native to backwater and clear water streams in southeastern Colombia, eastern Peru and western Brazil, living in the Amazon river. Neon tetras are a popular aquarium fish, mainly because of its appealing coloration. It has a light-blue back that meets a silver-white abdomen, with a red and blue stripe in between them. It is however, transparent. During the night, when the neon tetra is inactive, it loses its red and blue stripe, which turns silver. There is a slight difference between male and female neon tetras. The males have a straight red-blue stripe while females have a slightly crooked stripe, because of their rounder body shape. Neon tetras can be afflicted by "Neon Tetra Disease" (or NTD), which is incurable. It involves the loss of coloration in the bodies as well as restlessness.

Names in other languages[edit]

  ネオンテトラ
neontetora

  네온테트라
neonteteura
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霓虹灯鱼 / 霓虹燈魚
níhóngdēng yú
Neon tetra (lit. "neon fish")

  Голубой неон
Goluboy neon
Neon tetra (lit. "light blue neon")

  Neontetra

  Neonsalmler

  Tetra neón

  Néon bleu Neon tetra (lit. "blue neon")

  Pesce neon Neon tetra (lit. "neon fish")