Black Neon Tetra

lg 89597 Black Neon Tetra
Latin name: (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi)

Care Level





Black, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons



The Black Neon Tetra is an incredibly hardy fish and is well suited to even the most inexperienced aquarist. It is a peaceful species, making it an ideal companion for a variety of other fish. Its stunning coloration and peaceful demeanor make it an ideal addition to any aquarium. Care should be taken to ensure that water parameters are kept consistent and that there are plenty of hiding places available for the fish. With proper care, the Black Neon Tetra can live for up to 5 years in an aquarium. It is sure to be a beautiful addition to any aquatic environment.

In order to ensure your Black Neon Tetras are breeding successfully, it is important to establish a suitable environment for them. To create an ideal breeding environment, the water hardness should be less than 4 KH and the light levels should be gradually increased until spawning occurs. Additionally, providing the fish with live foods such as mosquito larvae is a great way to induce breeding. Finally, it is essential to remove the adult Tetras after the eggs have been laid as they will eat the eggs. If done correctly, the eggs should hatch within 30 hours.

The Black Neon Tetra is a hardy fish that is known to accept many small foods. These small foods can include brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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