First developed by scientists in 1977, the process of diaphonization is also referred to as clearing and staining after its dual mechanism of action. To render the animals transparent (the clearing), the specimens bathe in a soup of trypsin, a digestive enzyme that slowly breaks down their flesh. The results are at once visually striking and chemically intensive.
The Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) is a small freshwater fish native to South America. Due to its vibrant colors and ease-of-care, it is one of the most popular fish amongst fish keepers. Its peaceful temperament and simple dietary needs make it an ideal beginner fish
Specimens are stored in glycerin, which is non-toxic. All specimens have died from natural causes, and it is this reason that some of them may have bite marks or damaged appendages.