The Black Phantom Tetra comes from South America in upper Paraguay and in regions of Brazil including the Guaporé River bowl and Rio San Francisco. In certain territories, for example, Guapore (Brazil) and Paraguay, they can be found in clear waters that stream into the wetlands of Pantanal. In different zones, nonetheless, they lean toward moderate moving, dinky water that is thick with vegetation. Black Phantom Tetras are a schooling fish, and they live in gatherings. In the wild, they eat bugs, worms, and shellfish.
Although they will live in a smaller tank, Black Phantom Tetras do best in around 50 litre or larger tanks. they are best kept in schools of at least six or more. They additionally do well with different tetras. Black Phantom Tetras are likewise good with other serene community fish.
It is ordinary for males to guarantee little domains and squabble with different males over their territory; in any case, the fights are minor without damage.
Black Phantom Tetras make a great addition to your aquarium when matched with their red-shaded cousins, for example, the Red Phantom, Jewel, or Serpae tetras. They are an alluring and quiet individual from the tetra family, and their level oval body is shimmering dim with an unmistakable sprinkle of dark edged in white simply behind the gills. The balances of the male are edged in dark, while the blades of females have a rosy tint that occasionally makes them be mistaken for different types of tetras.
- Species – Hyphessobrycon megalopterus
- Common Name – Black Phantom Tetra
- Origin – South America
- Diet – Omnivore
- PH Range – Alkaline 6 – 7.5
- Temperature – Tropical 22-26°c
- Breed Type – egg layer
- Current Size – approximately 3.5cm (Grows to approximately 5cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed