Black Neon Tetra

Black Neon Tetra -- Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi See more Aquarium Fish Image Gallery.
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Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi

The Black Neon Tetra is a peaceful species that does best in groups. It grows to 1.5 inches and can be kept with other tetras in a darkish tank with lots of plants. All tetras feel more secure and are more likely to swim in the open in well-planted tanks.

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A water temperature of 72º to 78º Fahrenheit with a pH of 5.5 to 7.5 and soft to moderately soft water are fine. This species will eat all flake and freeze-dried foods but should also receive occasional feedings of live brine shrimp.

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