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Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
Black Neon Tetra

The black neon tetra is a great community fish

The black neon tetra is a great community fish

The colouration of the sexes is similar, however female fish are deeper bodied than the males

The colouration of the sexes is similar, however female fish are deeper bodied than the males

The Black Neon Tetra prefers a darker tank, with shading from floating plants and a dark substrate

The Black Neon Tetra prefers a darker tank, with shading from floating plants and a dark substrate

Like all tetras, this species needs to be kept as part of a shoal of at least 6-8 fish

Like all tetras, this species needs to be kept as part of a shoal of at least 6-8 fish

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Too many fish? Overstocked tanks stress the fish in many ways: competition for food and space, bullying from other fish, deterioration of water quality and increased concentration of disease vectors. A lightly stocked tank will always be easier to care for, with more stable water quality


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