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Black Neon Tetra

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Black Neon Tetras are small fish that travel in schools. They are docile fish that are a good selection for most tropical community aquariums.
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Captive Care

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Description

Latin Name: Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi Lifespan: Up to 5 years
Distribution: Southern Brazil Estimated Size: 1.5"
Conservation Status: Secure  
 
The Black Neon Tetra are easy to pick out as they have a silvery/white band with a contrasting black band directly below.
 

Captive Care

Black Neon Tetra fish generally stay near the top of the tank and are best suited for water temperatures between 72 degrees F and 77 degrees F. The Black Neon Tetra prefers soft acidic water, although they can become accustomed to harder water. They like to swim around alot so some open space should be provided in the tank.

 

Breeding

Males have much slimmer bodies than their female counterparts. To breed them, place a male and a female in a seperate tank with very soft water. This tank should have a dark substrate with plants inside. The tank should be situated in an area with soft light.
 
When the female is ready she will scatter up to a few hundred eggs in the aquarium. The eggs are sticky and will stick to the sides and plant leaves. After the female has spawned you should remove the adult fish from the tank as they will eat the fry once they hatch.
 

         
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