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Product Code: Black Neon Tetra Fish (Pair)
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Black Neon Tetra Fish

Black Neon Tetra Fish (Pair)

The Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi) is a captivating freshwater fish known for its striking appearance and peaceful nature. Originating from the Paraguay basin in South America, these small yet vibrant fish are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your aquarium. Their contrasting black and neon stripes make them a standout addition to any aquatic setup.


  • Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
  • Family: Characidae
  • Origin: South America (Paraguay Basin)
  • Size: Up to 1.5 inches (4 cm) in length
  • Lifespan: 3 to 5 years
  • Coloration: Distinctive black stripe running horizontally along the body, with a bright neon green stripe above it
  • Temperament: Peaceful, schooling fish
  • Diet: Omnivorous (accepts flakes, pellets, and live/frozen foods)

Aquarium Requirements:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 10 gallons
  • Water Temperature: 72-79°F (22-26°C)
  • pH Level: 5.5-7.5
  • Hardness: 2-15 dGH
  • Lighting: Moderate to dim lighting
  • Substrate: Dark substrates enhance their colors
  • Plants and Decorations: Well-planted tanks with plenty of hiding spots

Care Instructions:

  1. Tank Setup:

    • Provide a well-planted aquarium with ample hiding places. Use dark substrates to enhance their vivid coloration.
    • Maintain a stable water temperature between 72-79°F (22-26°C) using a reliable heater.
    • Ensure the pH levels are kept between 5.5-7.5 and the water hardness between 2-15 dGH.
  2. Feeding:

    • Black Neon Tetras are omnivores and thrive on a varied diet. Feed them high-quality flake or pellet food, supplemented with live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.
    • Feed small amounts 2-3 times a day, ensuring all food is consumed within a few minutes.
  3. Water Maintenance:

    • Perform regular water changes (20-30% weekly) to keep the water clean and parameters stable.
    • Use a good quality filter to maintain water quality and provide gentle water flow.
  4. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • Black Neon Tetras are peaceful and should be kept in schools of at least 6 to display their natural behavior and reduce stress.
    • They are compatible with other peaceful fish like other tetras, rasboras, and small catfish. Avoid keeping them with larger, aggressive species.
  5. Health and Disease Prevention:

    • Monitor for common diseases such as Ich and fin rot. Quarantine new fish before adding them to the main tank.
    • Maintain good water quality and provide a stress-free environment to prevent illness.

Additional Information: Black Neon Tetras are a delight for both novice and experienced aquarists. Their hardy nature and striking appearance make them a popular choice for community tanks. By providing the right conditions and care, these beautiful fish can thrive and bring a burst of color to your aquatic world.

You will get a pair (Male and Female) of Black Neon Tetra Fish. The packet is fully sealed with pure oxygen and it is safe to travel long distances for 5-7 days. Buying Black Neon Tetra Fish online from aquastore is totally safe, we are delivering you with 100% satisfaction.

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