Black Neon Tetra, Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi Characin Fish Guide
Egg binding can kill a fish, so it is no joking matter, but black neon egg-laying is really hard to trigger.
Good quality water makes the Black Neon Tetras to spawn with ease. Prior to breeding the Black Neon Tetras, prepare the fish (future parents) with quality food. The right age for breeding the Black Neon tetras is when they are one year old. The body shape of the fish indicates its sex; the body of the female is to a great deal deeper when compared to the body of the male fish.
The Black Neon Tetra is a variety of tetra that is tiny and structure of the body is very slender. Normally this fish attains around 1.5 inches (4cm) in custody in your homes and survives for 5 to 10 years. The Black Neon Tetra is specifically diverse from the rest. This fish is recognized with ease; because their stripes are whitish-enamel tending to neon like green stripes that contrast, with the deep black velvet color beneath it.
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The Black Neon Tetra is another great fish for planted aquariums where slightly acidic water conditions are present. The Black Neon Tetra has a yellow-green stripe that runs the length of the body with a black region under the yellow-green stripe. It looks really neat when you see a school of this fish darting about. The Black Neon Tetra is even smaller than the Cardinal Tetra and Neon Tetra and will display the same schooling behavior when kept in small groups of 6 or more. They are very peaceful and should not be kept with larger fish capable of eating them.Not one of the easiet fish to breed at home, the female Black neon is rounder and plumper than the male. When she is ready to breed you will see a increase in her girth. They are a typical Egg scatterer, requiring soft, acidic and very clean water. Failures in breeding are in most cases due to unsuitable water conditions. To spawn them, you will need a small tank placed in a dark spot as the eggs seem to be light sensitive, a 2 inch layer of half inch rock and some bunches of fine textured live plants like Myriophyllium are suitable as the spawning medium. Place the pair in the spawning tank with a temperature of 75°F, feed well for a few days and then raise the tank temperature to around 80°F. They usually spawn early in the morning. The clear eggs are laid among the plants and barely stick to them. The parents should be removed after spawning as they are egg eaters. In 22 to 26 hours the eggs hatch. The fry are very hard to spot, but appear 3-4 days later at which time they are free swimming and will need to be fed infusoria or baby brine shrimp. Most Black Neon Tetras available in your local pet shops have been farm raised and should be relatively disease free, but you never know. It's always a good idea to keep any new fish in a Quarantine Tank for a few weeks for monitoring before introducing them into your main tank. The Black Neon Tetra can be sensitive to fluctuations in pH and temperature. You may also want to take a little longer when acclimating this fish to your tank water. Take an hour (instead of 15 minutes) and slowly add small amounts of tank water to the bag every 10 minutes or so.Black neon tetras are small but quite active, which means a rectangular aquarium of at least 20 gallons (75L) is definitely the minimum. More is better and will allow for a larger school, which will help these fish feel safe. At least 8-10 fish is a good place to start, though you can keep more in larger setups.