Black Neon Tetra 3cm
Black neon Tetras have yellow-green stripes running down the length of their body with a black region underneath the stripe. The black neon tetra is very peaceful and fixes into schools. It grows between 3- 4cm and can live up to 3-5 years.
Being peaceful, it is unwise to have much larger tank mates that may constitute a threat. There is a demand for space in the tank, with 20 gallons being the minimum. The black neon is very sensitive to changes in pH and temperature. Therefore, it is necessary to take much longer when acclimating fish to the tank water. The black neon can be found in the middle to bottom part of the tank.
The black neon tetra is an omnivore with a diet inclusive of flake food, frozen food, and live food. Care should be taken in feeding, as competition is not in nature.