The Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi) is a small freshwater fish species native to South America. It is a popular fish in the aquarium hobby due to its striking appearance and peaceful temperament.
Black Neon Tetras are a relatively small fish, typically reaching a length of around 3 cm. They have a sleek, elongated body with a black band running from the base of the tail to the tip of the nose, and a shimmering blue or green stripe above the black band.
In the wild, Black Neon Tetras are found in clear, slow-moving streams and tributaries with dense vegetation. In the aquarium, they do best in a planted tank with plenty of hiding places and subdued lighting. They are peaceful and can be kept with other small, non-aggressive fish species.
Black Neon Tetras are omnivorous and will readily accept a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia.
Overall, Black Neon Tetras are a beautiful and peaceful fish species that are easy to care for and can make a great addition to a community aquarium. They are active and lively, adding movement and color to any tank.