Common name: Black Neon Tetra
Latin name: Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
Maximum size: 4-5cm
Water chemistry: pH: 5.5-7.5, ideally soft (dH: 5-15), 23-28 C
Origin: Native to South America, Brazilian section of the Rio Paraguay drainage.
Temperament: Peaceful schooling fish.
Diet: Will thrive on good quality pelleted food such as New Life Spectrum. Benefits from the inclusion of live and frozen foods in its diet.
Black Neon Tetras are another well known species of the aquarium hobby. Their unique colouration and the schooling behaviour makes them popular with both beginners and advanced hobbyists.