Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
Please note – The image used above is for illustration purposes only; Size, colour and sex may vary. Many of our livestock species are sold as juveniles and have not yet reached their full size and colour potential. If you have any concerns about the size or colour of the livestock you wish to order, please contact our livestock team via our support centre before placing your order. Due to the large quantities of livestock orders daily, the livestock team will are unable to select fish / shrimp to meet specific gender or aesthetic needs.
Approximate purchase size : 2.5 - 3cm
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible. Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible. Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.
How hard are they to keep?
A hardy shoaling fish, perfect for beginners to the tropical fish keeping hobby.
What is its maximum size?
Where are they from?
A widespred species from the upper rio Paraguai and the Matto grosso states. A readily farm bred specimen. It is recommended to avoid wild caught specimens as they can be tricky to acclimatise however tank bred specimens will happily adjust to a range of water conditions.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Black Neon Tetras are a shoaling species, and are best kept in large numbers. For best results we recommend keeping at least 6 in a shoal - the more the happier they will be.
What water conditions do they require?
Ideally slightly acidic water conditions are provided between 6.5pH - 7pH however they will happily live in conditions ranging up to pH of 7.5 or higher. Temperatures should range between 24-26°C.
What should you feed them?
Black Neons should be fed a variety of flake, frozen, freeze dried and live foods for a varied diet. Being omnivores they will happily accept a wide range of foods.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Black Neon Tetra are peaceful community fish and are generally accepeted by a wide range of tank mates. Please see the compatability chart below for more information.
How do you breed them?
Like many Tetra they will scatter their eggs over fine leaved plants. Adult females will exhibit deeper bodies than the males as they start to carry eggs. They exhibit no parental care after spawning so eggs or fry should be removed when spawned.