Black Neon Tetra

Black Neon Tetra

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Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi

Family: Characidae

Origin: Farm raised, species originally from South America


Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lifespan: 3-5 years
  • Water Conditions: 72-77° F, KH 4-8, pH 5.5-7.0
  • Maximum Size: 1.5"
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons



The Black Neon Tetra is mostly jet black in color but also has areas of bright, shining silver with green iridescence. There is a single vibrant orange marking above the eyes. 

An extremely peaceful schooling fish, a group of at least 6 or more will be an excellent addition to any community aquarium and will get along with a wide variety of tankmates. They should be given hiding places, and live plants are optimal but not necessary. 

They will accept a wide variety of live, frozen, pellet and high-quality flake foods and should be given an omnivorous diet that includes both meaty preparations and vegetable matter.