Black Neon Tetra
Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
Origin: Farm raised, species originally from South America
- 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.