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Black Neon Tetra

Imported

Imported

Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon Herbertaxelrodi)

Native Location: Brazil

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 4cm (1.6 inches)

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Easy

Temperature Range: 23 – 27℃ (72 – 81℉)

Preferred pH Range: 5.5 – 7.5

Minimum Aquarium Size: 38L (10 gallons)

Potential Tankmates: Neon Tetras, Gouramis and other small tetra

Care Level: Beginner

 Not to be confused with Neon Tetras, Black Neon Tetras are smaller but fuller-bodied. It has widespread popularity due to distinct visual characteristics.

A Black Neons diet consists of feeding on smaller crustaceans, invertebrates and algae. They can eat a variety of live, frozen and flake foods. Offer them frozen bloodworms, mosquito larvae and brine shrimps. Consider if an addition of some vitamins and other supplements could benefit them too. Black Neons are school fish and need the company of at least six others of their kind. House them with other Tetras or non-aggressive mid-sized bottom-dwellers.

They are an active species and skilled jumpers with a tendency to fly right out of your tank. So, there will need to be a tight lid covering, to avoid these deathly escapes. Plant a lot of vegetation in the aquarium, particularly tall plants. Black Neons will hang around the top section of your tank. Add driftwood, branches and twisted roots to double as decorative styling and coverage for your fishes.

Black Neons are a hard species to tell males and females apart. But as a general rule of thumb, females are larger, more rounded in the belly than males. And a lower abdomen means the female is sexually mature and full of eggs. Black Neons are egg layers, so try breeding in a separate tank with a healthy pair of adults. Provide fine-textured plants, and floating plants to keep the tank dim. Females will scatter fertilised eggs. Once completed, you will need to remove the adult fish from the tank as they will likely eat their young.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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