Black Neon Tetra
Other Black Neon Tetra Names:
Black Neon Tetra
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Species Type: Characins (Tetras)
Black Neon Tetra Adult Size: 1.5 inches (cm)
Black Neon Tetra Life Expectancy: 5 years
Black Neon Tetra Habitat: Brazilian Lakes and Streams
Black Neon Tetra Minimum Tank Size:
Black Neon Tetra Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivorous - does well with flake food.
Black Neon Tetra Description:
Black Neon Tetras are schooling fish. They prefer schooling with a minimum of five fish. Black Neons are very peaceful fish. When scared they swim to the bottom of the tank, althoughn ormally they swim at the top. One thing they might do is to play in the water currents. They go up to the top of the tank and swim against the current made by an air filter. Sometimes it may look like they're be stuck in the current, but don't worry, they're not.
Females are deeper bodied than males. Put next to each other the male and female can easily be distinguished from each other. Black Neons lower half of their body is black. The top half is tan in color. The two halves are separated by a white line. The top of the eye is a bright reddish orange color, and seems to glow in certain lights. The fins have no color.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other peaceful community fish of a similar size
Black Neon Tetra Breeding & Spawning:
To induce breeding, the water should be softened over a period of a few days. Dim the lights and add fine leaved plants. Pairs should begin to form. When spawning occurs, the female will lay eggs on the plants or directly on the substrate. Once the eggs have been laid and fertilized, all adults should be removed from the aquarium because they will eat the fry.
Determining Black Neon Tetra Sex:
Males tend to be more slender than females.
Middle to top of the aquarium.
Black Neon Tetra Diseases:
None specific to the Black Neon Tetra
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