The Black Neon comes from South America and is not
related to the Neon Tetra. It is a little more demanding in its conditions than
the Neon Tetra. It prefers peat filtered water but not necessarily soft water.
The water should be kept at a temperature between 23- 27C ( 73 - 81 F ), and the
pH should be between 5.5 and 7.5. The base of the aquarium should be of a dark
It is a schooling fish that should be kept in a group of not less than 6 individuals, in water with a definite flow.
This fish will eat flaked food, but prefers a fair bit of live food such as mosquito larvae, brine shrimp and daphnia.
This is a lovely little fish that really adds character to an aquarium.
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