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Big Fish
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Does anyone know the normal expected life span of neon tetras?

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I would not expect most to live more than one or two years, but I'd be willing to bet with good care they'd live in excess of five years at least.

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From my experience, two to two and a half years is the average. A lot depends on where your neons origionated - some suppliers have some not so healthy fish, others better.
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For me they do much better in planted larger aquariums of more than 50 gallons. I would definitely place their life span as shorter than most.

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