Do Neon Tetras eat Guppies?


Yes, neon tetras are known to eat guppies. However, this is not a common occurrence and usually happens only when the neon tetras are starving or when the guppies are very small and fit into the neon tetra’s mouth. Neon tetras are omnivores and typically feed on small insects, crustaceans, and plankton in their natural habitat. In captivity, they can be fed a variety of foods including flakes, frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp or bloodworms.

It is important to note that neon tetras and guppies should not be kept together in the same tank unless the tank is large enough to accommodate both species and they are properly introduced. Guppies are known for their bright colors and long fins, which can attract the attention of neon tetras and other fish. This can lead to aggressive behavior and potential harm to the guppies.

In general, it is always a good idea to research the dietary needs and compatibility of different fish species before introducing them to your aquarium. Providing a balanced diet and a suitable environment for your fish can help ensure their health and well-being.

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