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Red Phantom Tetra

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Original price $4.99 - Original price $44.99
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$4.99
$4.99 - $44.99
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Red Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon sweglesi)

Description:

The Red Phantom Tetra, Hyphessobrycon sweglesi, is a vibrant and captivating freshwater fish native to the Orinoco and Amazon basins in South America. Known for its striking red body and contrasting dark patches, this species adds a splash of color and energy to any aquarium. Ideal for community tanks, the Red Phantom Tetra is peaceful, schooling, and thrives best when kept with other small, peaceful fish.

Features:

  • Striking red coloration with distinctive dark patches near the dorsal fin
  • Small size, reaching up to 2 inches in length, perfect for community tanks
  • Schooling fish that shows best coloration and behavior when kept in groups
  • Peaceful temperament, making it an excellent tank mate for similarly sized species

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 20 gallons to provide adequate space for schooling behavior
  • Water Parameters: pH 6.0-7.5, soft to slightly hard water
  • Temperature: 22-28°C (72-82°F)
  • Diet: Omnivorous; a varied diet of high-quality flake food, pellets, and live/frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms
  • Compatibility: Best kept with other small, peaceful fish. Avoid large or aggressive species to ensure harmony in the tank.