Black Neon Tetra Fish

Black Neon Tetra Fish

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  • All our live fish, shrimp, snails are care with love and passion, when through minimum of 14 days quarantined and shipped from Splashy Fish facility in Springfield, Virginia, USA
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This is only apply to live fish order.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

Benefit from our extensive experience in shipping live fish. In 2021, our records indicated a mere 0.5% dead-on-arrival (DOA) rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard of 1.5%. These numbers translate to only 5 out of 1000 orders experiencing DOA fish.

At Splashy Fish, customer satisfaction is our priority. That's why we provide a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all animals shipped via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Please note - Splashy Fish reserves the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection under the following circumstances:

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipping method. 
  2. The shipping address is a PO Box address
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. If the order is returned to the sender for any reason. For instance, an incorrect shipping address, an undeliverable address, etc. 
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, and FedEx offices for longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim is made after the claim period mentioned below. 
  8. The animals are not in their original packaging

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) after the posted delivery time. 

For Snails: 48 hours after the posted delivery time. 


Steps to claim Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

  1. Take a picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Please provide two pictures of each bag (containing the dead fish) upon arrival. Ensure the images display the bag in its original, unopened condition with the original rubber band intact
  3. For Snails: Position the snail in one corner of the tank. If the snail does not move within 48 hours, please take several pictures of the snail's opening
  4. Send an email to with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number, or message us on social media.
  5. In the body of the email, include your tracking number.
  6. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above.

After submitting the required information, please allow us 1-3 business days to determine the cause of the issue. If the claim is valid and approved by our team, you will

  • Receive a store credit for future purchases, excluding the shipping cost, of the dead-on-arrival fish 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not meet all listed requirements, Splashy Fish reserves the right to reject it. 

Shipping live animals and plants is a complex process, and temperature plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and secure delivery of your order.

If the highest daytime temperature in your location and the lowest nighttime temperature here in Springfield, Virginia—where our facility is situated—fall below 40°F or exceed 90°F, we will proactively delay your order. This measure is taken to prioritize the well-being of the animals and plants.

For the safety of our living cargo and to protect your investment, we retain the right to suspend shipping as necessary due to extreme weather conditions. Our Splashy Fish team will assess the situation and determine if it is unsuitable to ship, considering the safety of the animals.

To stay informed or address any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our dedicated Splashy Fish Support team via email at

Once our team prints and packs your order, we'll notify you via email. This notification will include your tracking number and the expected arrival day. If you opt for UPS 2 Day shipping, your package should arrive within 2 days after shipment. Similarly, if you choose UPS 1 Day, your order will reach you the day after it is shipped. In the case of orders containing only plants or dry goods, they may be shipped via USPS, provided that this is the selected shipping option during checkout.

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

For more information regarding about shipping please visit us our Shipping Policy and Schedule

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 The Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi) is a freshwater fish species that is popular among aquarists for its striking appearance and peaceful temperament. This fish is native to the river, creeks and pond of the Paraguay basin in Brazil and Paraguay. Black Tetra have very calm behavior, a nice blue stripe color on the body from the front of the head to the tall, and can be kept in a community tank with other tank mates such as crustaceans and 

The Black Neon Tetra is a schooling fish that prefers to be kept in groups of at least six individuals. It is an active swimmer that requires plenty of swimming space in the aquarium. A tank size of at least 20 gallons is recommended for a group of six Black Neon Tetras this will give them enough space to swim and enjoy their habitat. 

In terms of water parameters, the Black Neon Tetra prefers soft to moderately hard water with a pH level of 5.5 to 7.5. The water temperature should be maintained between 72°F to 82°F. A good filtration system is necessary to maintain water quality and prevent the buildup of harmful ammonia and nitrate levels.

The Black Neon Tetra is an omnivore and will eat a variety of food including flakes, worms, brine shrimp, daphnia, and even plant matter. A diet that includes a mix of protein-rich foods and plant matter is recommended for optimal health. This will give them the most coloration on their body in the aquariums.

In the aquarium, the Black Neon Tetra will appreciate the addition of plants, rocks, substrate, and driftwood for hiding places and swimming through. Java moss is a great plant for the Black Neon Tetra, as it provides a place for eggs to be laid and fry to hide.

Breeding Black Neon Tetras is possible in a separate spawning tank with soft not too high hardness, acidic water and a temperature of around 78°F. Breeding pairs should be introduced to the breeding tank and provided with plenty of hiding places such as mesh or cardboard. The eggs will hatch in about 24 hours and the fry can be fed baby brine shrimp and infusoria.

Black Neon Tetras are generally hardy fish, but they are susceptible to diseases such as Neon Tetra Disease, ich, and dropsy. A proper diet, good water conditions, and stress-free environment are essential for their health. 

Overall, the Black Neon Tetra is a great addition to any community aquarium and will bring joy and beauty to any space. With proper care, they can live up to five years in captivity.

What You Can Expect From This Fish:

  • Noticeable fish in any aquarium due to their vivid neon red and blue coloration
  • Peaceful disposition with fish and peaceful invertebrates
  • Love inhabiting the top of the aquarium


  • Temperature: 64° - 82° F (18° - 27.7° C)
  • pH: 5.5 - 7.0, more acidic water is preferred
  • KH: 4 – 8 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 10 gallons


  • Diet: Mix of frozen foods including daphnia, baby brine, cyclops, and bloodworms are acceptable to them. 
  • Social behavior: Peaceful, schooling/shoaling.
  • Origin: Tank-bred, but native to South America
  • Average adult size: 1 - 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm)
  • Average purchase size: 1/4 - 1 inch (0.6 - 2.5 cm)

See more details about the care guide for Tetra here.

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