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Black Neon Tetra

Introducing the Black Neon Tetra: Gentle Giants of the Nano Fish World

Discover the Black Neon Tetra, a peaceful gem in the nano fish realm. With a larger body shape than the Neon Tetra and Green Neon Tetra, these gentle giants exhibit remarkable tranquility in our tanks. Aggression is a rare occurrence among them, making them ideal for community setups.

Thriving in South American Blackwater Setups: Like many tetras, the Black Neon Tetra hails from South America and flourishes in black water environments. To create their perfect habitat, provide ample leaves, wood, and cones. The more natural elements they have, the more at home these fish will feel. Growing to just under 2 inches, they bring elegance to any aquarium.

Scientifically Known as Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrod: Formally identified as Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrod, the Black Neon Tetra showcases its unique charm and distinctive characteristics. Its striking appearance and peaceful nature make it a captivating addition to any aquatic ecosystem.

Nourishing Diet for Optimal Health: At our facility, we ensure the well-being of our Black Neon Tetras by feeding them a balanced diet. They enjoy a mix of Northfin Community and Veggie pellets, providing essential nutrients. As a special treat, they also savor frozen delicacies such as daphnia, cyclopods, and baby brine shrimp.

Live Arrival Guarantee with Overnight Shipping: Rest assured, all fish shipments come with a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipped via FedEx Overnight (1 Day) option. Please note that choosing any other shipping method voids our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish.

Discover the tranquil beauty of the Black Neon Tetra, the peaceful giant of the nano fish world. Embrace their larger size, gentle temperament, and preference for black water setups. Watch them thrive in your aquarium as they add grace and elegance to their surroundings. With our commitment to their well-being and our Live Arrival Guarantee, we ensure a seamless experience in bringing these remarkable fish into your aquatic haven.

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.2 to 7.5
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh:  4 to 7
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 70 to 74

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones: Alder Cones

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Amazing Black Neon Tetras

About ten days ago I received 15 black neon tetras from Flip Aquatics. The fish were packed wonderfully in breather bags. The neons arrived healthy and larger than expected at 1.25”. They acclimated nicely and look amazing swimming around in a 20 gallon long. I have not lost any neons or white cloud minnows that I ordered at the same time. These may be common tropical fish but they look incredible. Don’t miss out on these beauties. I highly recommended them. Two thumbs up to Flip Aquatics.

chris gaylor

I ordered the black neon tetras as well as 3 other types of fish and I must say that I am impressed! They all came healthy and are doing great! I will be ordering again. Thank you for the great care you take in shipping and the health of the fish!

Katie S.
Lovely Little Baby

Looks like a young one (less than an inch) which is great because I am happy to see this one grow up. Arrived alive and spunky still. Ate immediately upon placement in a quarantine tank which is a great sign!

William Geraghty

Arrived all well, happy and healthy.
Thank you,

William Denny
Grey little fish

All fish were delivered quickly and are looking very healthy!