Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon Herbertaxelrodi)
The Black Neon Tetra is a small yet attractive freshwater fish known for its striking colors. Their bold coloration, small size, and peaceful demeanor make them popular for community aquariums.
Here is what you need to know about this fantastic fish:
The Black Neon Tetra has a striking contrast of black and bright neon blue stripes that run horizontally from the middle of the body to the tail. The dorsal and anal fins are red, and the adipose fin is small.
Black Neon Tetras are peaceful, social, and active fish that do well in groups. They are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of at least six to feel secure and happy in their environment. Black Neon Tetras are timid and may become stressed if housed with aggressive or larger fish.
The Black Neon Tetra is native to the Amazon Basin in South America, where it inhabits slow-moving streams and rivers with blackwater. Black Neon Tetras prefer heavily planted aquariums with driftwood, rocks, and hiding spots to mimic their natural habitat.
Black Neon Tetras are considered easy to care for and can be kept by beginner hobbyists. However, it is crucial to maintain water quality and provide a suitable environment to ensure their long-term health and well-being.
Black Neon Tetras are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, and frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia. A varied diet will ensure their optimal health and coloration.
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