Black Neon Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 3cm
Max size 4cm
Tank Area Middle, top, all
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 5
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 27℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5-8
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Black Neon Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
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Black Neon Tetra

Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi

The Black Neon is a good alternative to the more sensitive Neon Tetra and is a hardy and adaptable aquarium fish. Keep in groups and provide areas of cover in aquaria with well filtered water. The fish are peaceful and shoaling but may nip at long finned species. Although the Black Neon will adapt easily to harder water, they are best kept and may live longer in soft to medium conditions.

Family Characidae (Characins) | Other names Black Neon Tetra, Black Tetra | Origin South America; Paraguay River Basin | Breeding Open water egg scatterer | Natural Water Conditions ph 5.5-7.5 Soft-medium | Sexing Females are more rounded

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