Species group: Tetras
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Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon megalopterus
The Black Phantom is native to Paraguay, Guaporé, and Mamore river basins in Brazil and Bolivia. It feeds on small crustaceans, insects and worms.
The Black Phantom Tetra is a peaceful, shoaling, freshwater fish.
Black Phantom Tetras do best in schools of half a dozen or more; therefore, they require a spacious tank, of at least 20 gallons. The aquarium should be well planted and moderately lit.
little schooling fish, beautiful coloration, light silvery body, peaceful temperament, favorite tetras
frozen foods, Prefers acidic Ph
Looks bad, but fish recover
Stress brings on this viral disease. The fish will recover if most cases. But if you have a dead fish, for any reason, remove it immediately. If fish eat a dead fish, the virus may be transmitted. The rotting fish will cause a stressful spike in ammonia and nitrite. Remove dead fish right away!!!.
From James 1358 days ago