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Black Neon Tetra

Black Neon Tetra, Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, is a small and beautiful fish. It displays an iridescent golden-green line that runs all the way from the head to the base of the caudal fin. This contrasts spectacularly with the bold thick black line that runs right below it. This unique coloration makes a large shoal of Black Neon Tetras a truly impressive sight. 

Care Guide for Black Neon Tetra

Black Neon Tetras are small characins and belong to the Characidae family. They are native to the Taquari River in the Mato Grosso in Brazil. In nature, these fish are often found in tannin-stained and slow-moving waters, seeking shelter among aquatic plants, tree roots, and branches. They will tolerate a wide range of aquarium conditions and are particularly suited for community tanks because of their small size and peaceful temperament. They must be kept in groups of at least 6 individuals and preferably more.

Max Size:   2 inches
Water:   75 - 82 F; pH 6.0 - 7.5
Difficulty:   Easy
Living Zone:   Middle
Temperament:   Peaceful and Social

In aquariums, black neon tetras will appreciate well-planted tanks with ample swimming space. Since they are rather small, they do not require large aquariums to make them happy. Placement of additional aquarium decorations such as driftwood and rocks is recommended. These aquascape features will provide shelter and make the fish feel safe. Black neon tetras are shoaling fish and the larger the number of the individuals the more striking their visual impact will be in the aquarium.

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