Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi)
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Black Neon Tetra
5.5 - 7.5
- South America: Paraguay River basin.
- Males are more slender than females. The females bellies are more "triangular".
- A peaceful community fish that will do well with other similar-sized Tetras and other peaceful community fish. Keep this Tetra in groups of 6 or more. Do not keep with larger predatory fish such as Angelfish.
- Will take most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and daphnia.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- Prefers a spacious tank with ample swimming space as well as hiding places, planted tank compatible. This fish look exceptionally striking if kept in a planted tank with dark substrate.
- A mid-swimming active shoaling fish, must be kept in groups or will otherwise become shy and withdrawn.
- As the common name suggests, this fish is the same body shape as the more common Neon Tetra, however, the colouration is entirely different. The top half of the body is a pale olive green-brown, the lateral line, rather than being blue in the Neon Tetra, is white in the Black Neon, with the bottom half of the body being black, with a pale belly. The fins are mostly translucent. The top part of the eye is a striking red.
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