Black Phantom Tetra "Megalamphodus megalopterus"

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

2" - 5"

Minimum Size

10 gallon

Color

Black, Silver

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

72-82° F, KH 4-8, pH 6.0-7.5

The Black Phantom Tetra originates from Central Brazil. This is a very hardy tetra that is great for community aquariums. Males tend to have deeper, darker coloration and a higher dorsal fin.

Creating structure with plants and driftwood will benefit this mid level swimming tetra. These tetras are a peaceful schooling fish that does best in groups of six or more.

This omnivorous tetra will do well with a variety of tropical flake or pellet options. As always, it's a good idea to supplement with frozen food to offer some variety.


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