Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
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Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi

Common Names: Black Cardinal
Black Neon
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; South America
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful. Good for community tanks.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with good flakes or live foods.
5.5 - 7.5
23°C - 27°C
73°F - 81°F
8 dH - 16 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Very hard to determine.
Breeding: Not easy to breed, live food and pH of 6.0 is needed to stimulate breeding.
Comments: Best kept in schools of five or more. The Black Neon is not a colour variant of the Neon Tetra, it is a completely different species.
Main Colours: Black, Yellow, Silver
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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