Black Neon Tetra
It belongs to the family Characidae
South America: Paraguay River Basin. Most are now captive-bred.
Very elongated, but is still only about 2 inches (5cm) long.
It’s back is a greenish or sometimes brownish color. It has silver sides, with a blue to brassy sheen, and has a silver belly. A thick black band runs from the gill cover to the back of the base of the caudal fin, which it then forms a large diamond shape patch. On top of the black band there is a thin gleaming metallic line. It has colorless pelvic fins, but all it’s other fins are pale reddish with the anal fin edged with black at the front.
The males are slimmer then the females and more deeply cleft caudal fins.
Temperature 75-81 degrees Fahrenheit (24-27 Celsius) For the proper Ph and hardness ratings use old water, not too hard with a Ph of slightly hard to acid. For the most part a very easy species to care for.
Live, high quality dried food, and some form of vegetable flake. (spirulina is good)
Schooling type, it’s lively and does well in a community tank.