Tetras | Black Neon Tetra

Tetras | Black Neon Tetra

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi

Common Name: Black Neon Tetra, Black Neons

Adult Size: 1.5 inches

Life Expectancy: 3 - 5 years

Habitat: South America, Brazil

Aquarium Size: 20 gallons

Ideal Water Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 72 - 80°F
  • pH Range: 5.5 - 7.0
  • Water Hardness: 1 - 4

Temperament: Very peaceful and best kept in a small school (shoal) of 6 or more. 

Diet & Nutrition: An omnivore - provide a varied diet with live food, frozen food and they should accept flake food.

Breeding & Spawning: Have been bred in captivity and are egg layers.

Gender: Can be difficult to determine, female may be more full bodied.