- A popular tetra that we sell are the striking Black Neon tetras. They are of plain basic coloration but with two distinct, adjacent longitudinal stripes, white above black. The eye has two thin but distinctive color bands across the top, red above yellow.
Common Name(s) : Black Neon Tetra
Family : Characidae
Species : Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
Origin : South America – Paraguay, Southern Brazil
PH : 6.0 – 7.5
Hardness : Soft to Moderately Hard
Temperature : 23 – 28°C / 73–82°F
Maximum Size : 4cm / 1.3″
Lifespan : 4 years
Aggression Level : Very Low (1/10)
Recommended Tank Size : 30 Litres +
Strata : Bottom Half
TANK SET UP
Prefer a planted tank. Add some driftwood plants to help create their natural environment.
SUITABLE TANK MATES
- Most Large / Medium Tropical Fish
- Dwarf Cichlids
Omnivores, in the wild they eat very small invertebrates and plants. In the aquarium they will accept a wide range of foods including flake, small pellets, bloodworms and brine shrimp.
SEXING AND BREEDING
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Originating in South America, where they inhabit Paraguay and Southern Brazil in the Paraguay, Rio Taquari, Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul river systems, they are a schooling fish that hang out around plants and driftwood.
In the home aquarium, Black Neon Tetras like plenty of cover and do really well in a planted aquarium. They do little damage to plants and should be considered for such a setup.