One of my favorite fishes, only have five at the moment how ever I've had them for a little over a year now. Schools together nicely, a little shy at times but will readily take food So I've been kind of lazy with my tank and let the plants go wild, but I've been feeding them normally and doing water changes; however they've managed to breed successfully and i'm currently up to about 11 fishes.
I have had 5 Black Neons for about four months, they have pretty colors and interact well with my jumbo neon tetras, sometimes they school together with them. Great community fish. I don't see any shyness with them at all, they are always front and center in the tank. If you want to keep them happy be sure you have a power head, they love to swim in the current and seem to take turns riding the water flow down to the substrate, very amusing!. Don't over feed them, better to do a few small feedings a day instead of one big one, but that goes for any neons.
This was my longest living fish. I had a pair of these live in several tanks over the years. They lived to the ripe old age of 6 years old. They went through all my trials of newbie hood. They finally died when suddenly something happened to my water and everything died.