Can a rainbow shark live with neon tetras?

Yes, a rainbow shark can live with neon tetras. A rainbow shark can easily get along with peaceful, schooling fish. Moreover, as friendly mid-level feeders, neon tetras won’t get in the way of the bottom-dwelling rainbow sharks.

With that said, if neon tetras accidentally venture into the rainbow shark’s territory at the bottom of the tank, there’s a small chance the rainbow shark may eat them. Typically, however, the rainbow shark will just chase them away.

Aside from neon tetras, here are some other fish and aquatic creatures that can live alongside a rainbow shark: