Black Neon Tetra Photo :
|Black Neon Tetra||Aquarium Care|
|Size||Up to 1.5 inches or 4 cm|
|Fish Hardiness||Fairly easy to keep|
|Water Temperature||73.4 to 82.4°F or 23 to 28°C|
|Water pH||5.5 to 7.5 pH|
|Water Hardness||5 to 15 dH|
|Peaceful or Aggressive||Peaceful|
|Number of same species in tank||Six or more, the more the better|
|Sexes||Not easy to determine, males are generally slimmer than the rounder females|
|Strata||Mostly middle but they do go all over the tank|
|Food||Flake food, blood worms, and supplement with live foods|
|Breeding||Fairly easy to breed|
|Breeding temperature||82.4°F or 28°C|
|Other names||Black Tetra or Black Cardinal Tetra. These names can lead to confusion with other species|
|Scientific name||Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi|
Ideal Conditions for this Aquarium Fish
This one of the smaller and less colorful tropical freshwater fish. They look very similar to the Glowlight Tetra and the very popular Neon Tetra. The only major difference is the color, as the name suggests.
Peaceful, Community Just like their relatives they are peaceful shoaling fish and ideal for a community aquarium setup. Though not as impressive as the Neon Tetra with its bright blue and red colors they do make a good addition to a community tank when you keep them in a school.
How many you put in will depend on the size of your fish tank and how many other fish you have already got or want to put in it.
Strata They stay in the top to middle layers of the aquarium but mostly near the middle. As with the other smaller tetras they also want sufficient plants, preferably live, for hiding and enough open water for swimming.