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How to Cultivate Black Neon Tetra Fish


How to Cultivate Black Neon Tetra Fish


Description: Any beginner or advanced aquarists are considered capable of cultivating black neon tetra fish. However, you might want to apply these tricks for a better result.

Black Neon Tetra is a magnificent freshwater fish to be placed in an aquarium. With their distinct elegant coloration, black neon tetras school will boost the beauty of any tanks. Not to mention, their body colors are in harmony with mostly green and yellow tones of freshwater plants. While any beginner or advanced aquarists are considered capable of cultivating this type of fish, there are still some things to be kept in mind during the Black Neon Tetra fish cultivation. Find them out below.

Chose the Right Fishes

Fully mature fishes are the best option to cultivate Black Neon Tetra. While younger fishes are also capable of breeding, healthy adults’ pair around one year old will provide a better result. Make a breeding group consist of several females with one or two males.

Place the female’s fishes in the spawning tank a night before the males. This lets the females familiarize themselves with the new environment and feel more comfortable when the males are introduced. After the male and female black neon tetras are placed in the same tank, observe their behavior. If they reacted aggressively towards each other, move them back to separate tanks and choose different fishes.

Maintain the Tank Condition

A proper tank condition is needed for Black Neon Tetra fish cultivation. The temperature of the aquarium needs to be kept around 75° to 80° Fahrenheit (24 – 26.7° Celsius). Maintain an acidic water environment around 4 dGH with water hardness below 30 ppm. In addition, keeping the lights dim will also help to smooth the process of cultivation.

Like other tetras, Black Neon Tetras are also free spawning fishes. This means, their milt and eggs are released into the open water.  Thus, it is important to prepare some live plants or synthetic fabrics in the tank as the spawning medium to let the females disperse a large number of sticky eggs on them.

Protect the Eggs

The adult fishes tend to eat their eggs after spawning to replenish their energy. To prevent this, cover the bottom of the tank with a layer of mesh or grass-like mat. This will let the eggs pass through while keeping the adult fishes outside. Move the adult fishes to separate tank and wait around 22-26 hours before the eggs hatch.

Make sure you note the things above before starting your own Black Neon Tetra fish cultivation for the best result.


Sources:
https://www.theaquariumguide.com/articles/black-neon-tetra-care-guide https://www.thesprucepets.com/black-neon-tetra-1378291

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