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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Black Neon Tetra

Picture of Black Neon Tetra
Common nameBlack Neon tetra, Calypso tetra
Scientific nameHyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
SynonymsMegalamphodus axelrodi (not valid)
Size1.5-2" (4-5cm)
OriginMato Grosso area of Brazil.
Tank setupPlanted tank, with open shoaling space.
CompatibilityA peaceful fish for a community tank with other similarly peaceful fish.
Temperature23-27oC (73-81oF)
Water chemistryNot critical, but soft and slightly acidic preferred.
FeedingOmnivorous: Flake, granules/micro-pellets and small live or frozen foods.
SexingMales slimmer, females have a deeper body.
BreedingAn egg-scatterer which spawns fairly readily, in open water. Eggs take just over a day to hatch.
Comments A hardy fish for the peaceful planted community aquarium. Adapts to a range of conditions, but soft, slightly tannin-stained water will bring out the best colours.
Despite the common name, this is not a colour form or variant of the common Neon tetra, but a completely separate species.


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