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Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi


Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
Black Neon Tetra
黑日光灯
The black neon tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi) is a freshwater fish of the characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes. It is native to the Paraguay basin of southern Brazil.
This species is of typical elongated tetra appearance; it is of plain basic coloration but with two distinct, adjacent longitudinal stripes, white above black. The eye has two thin but distinctive color bands across the top, red above yellow. It grows to a maximum overall length of approximately 4 cm. Despite its common name, it does not particularly resemble the neon tetra, which belongs to a different genus.
The fish's natural diet consist of small invertebrates and plants.
Black neon tetras should be kept in soft acidic water, which should be kept clean at all times. Their tank should contain live plants, a darker substrate and open water for swimming. Black neons should be kept in groups of at least 4-6.
These fish swim at the top level of the aquarium, and do not feed from the bottom of the tank. Therefore it is recommended that they are kept with bottom dwelling fish (such as a pygmy corydoras) so that leftover food is then eaten up off the substrate and not left to waste.
Black neon tetras can be fed a variety of foods, including flake, frozen and freeze dried food. Small live foods like worms and brine shrimp are also recommended as they bring out the fish's colours.
黑日光灯鱼是常见的鱼种之一,金黄色带贯穿鱼体,黄色色带下方有条黑色纵纹,简单中带有气势,对水质要求较高,可投喂一般小型鱼饲料。性情温和喜群居,繁殖成功的概率大。
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