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Black Phantom Tetra

Original price $4.99 - Original price $43.99
Original price
$4.99 - $43.99
Current price $4.99
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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.

Special Note:

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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