Black Phantom Tetra
Black Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon megalopterus)
Originating from the clear waters of Brazil's Paraguay Basin, the Black Phantom Tetra is a charismatic freshwater fish known for its distinctive black dorsal fin and unique body silhouette. The species is often celebrated for its peaceful nature and engaging shoaling behavior, making it a popular choice for community tanks.
Our stock of Black Phantom Tetras has been quarantined for over 2 months, ensuring their adaptability and stability in tap water conditions. They exhibit excellent health, vibrant colors, and are perfect additions for novice and experienced aquarists alike.
- Iconic black patches behind their gills, resembling a "phantom" silhouette
- Peaceful and schooling nature
- Perfect for community aquariums
How to Keep:
Black Phantom Tetras are adaptable and thrive in a range of water conditions. However, they prefer slightly soft and acidic to neutral waters. To emulate their natural habitat, provide them with a well-planted tank, subdued lighting, and gentle water flow. Their diet comprises a mix of flake, micro pellets, and occasional live or frozen foods. Due to their shoaling nature, it's recommended to keep them in groups of at least 6 or more.
- Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon megalopterus
- Temperature: 22 - 28 °C
- pH Level: 6.0 - 7.5
- TDS: 50-150 ppm
- GH: 5-15
- KH: 3-8
- Lifespan: 5-8 years
- Size: Up to 4 cm (1.5 inches)
- Diet: Omnivore
- Behavior: Peaceful; best kept in shoals
- Breeding: Egg-scatterer; moderate difficulty
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