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Neon Tetra
Neon Tetra.jpg
Scientific NameParacheirodon innesi
Time of YearApril to November
Time of Day9AM to 4PM
Size0.90 in
Shadow SizeTiny
Selling Price500
Species Number#36

The Neon Tetra is an fish that can be found in the river. It appears from April to November. It will appear from 9AM to 4PM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 500 Bells.


The Neon Tetra is found in the river. They are commonly found in slow-moving water streams that are in the Amazon River Basins of South America.[1][2]

The Museum

The Neon Tetra can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

"Neon tetras get their names from the beautiful blue metallic line on their bodies. Although their shy, gentle fish, surprisingly they're related to 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."


Upon catching the fish, the player will say the following:

"I caught a neon tetra! Wow, that's far out, man!"