Black Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon megaloptera) – Group of 5 Fish


A colorful, medium growing tetra species found in rivers throughout Southern Brazil and Paraguay, the Black Phantom Tetra is deservedly popular in the aquarium hobby and has been commercially bred for decades to the point where wild collected specimens are almost never exported. In the wild, they inhabit slow moving, warm, acidic streams but will adapt to a wide range of conditions in the aquarium. Like most of their close relatives, they are a loosely schooling species that will do best in groups of 5 or more and will get along well with most similarly sized, peaceful tankmates. Subdued lighting, plenty of cover in the form of driftwood or plants, and slightly soft water will help promote vibrant coloration.




Black Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon megaloptera) – Group of 5 Fish

Origin: Aquacultured
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will accept most prepared or frozen feeds in the aquarium
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 15 gallons
Compatibility: A peaceful, schooling fish ideal for most community tanks. May nip at very small fish.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.6
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm