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Black Phantom Tetra
Black Phantom Tetra


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Black Phantom Tetra

Black Phantom Tetra

This fish is a splendid addition to a community fish tank. Drifting along with a combination of a stone gray/ translucent black body, this schooling tetra requires many hiding places to encourage comfort. Subdued lighting will help the Black Phantom Tetra to be more active and visible.

This species is also known to change color from its silver, black, and red to almost completely black. The color change can happen anytime of the day, but normally happens at night. Kept in a school of 5 or more fish, the Black Phantom Tetra will retain its full coloration. However, a solo tetra will most likely lose all of its color. By utilizing tall plants, and driftwood, this mid-level swimmer will be much more visible to observers as the fish will be less inclined to be skittish.

Black Phantom Tetra

Internet Price: $1.59   Today's Price: $1.19  (Save 25%)

Temperament: Community

Family: Characidae

Native To: Central Brazil

Diet: Omnivore

Adult Size: Up to 2"

Temperature: 72-82°F

Water Parameters: pH 6.0-7.5; KH 4-8

Care Level: Moderate

Tank Size: 10+ Gallons

Scientific Name: Megalamphodus megalopterus

Environment: Freshwater

  • Requires plenty of hiding space and swimming room
  • Has a combination of stone gray and translucent body coloration
  • Does best with tall plants, and driftwood

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.75"-1.25" Length
SKU: 1136771

Black Phantom Tetra
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