- Temp: 72-82° F
- KH 4-8
- pH 6.0-7.5
- Max. Size: 2″
- Diet: Omnivore
- Origin: Central Brazil
The Black Phantom Tetra is a very peaceful, schooling fish that comes from the regions of Central Brazil. The super hardy Black Phantom Tetra is great for any community aquarium.
Males of the species will have a higher dorsal fin, and display a more brilliant coloration than the female. Hiding spaces such as rocks, plants, & driftwood are recommended to offer this fish a special home. Taller plants like Vals or should be used to coincide with its mid-level swimming habits along with plenty of rock formed cave structures.
Phantom Tetras will breed occasionally in an aquarium setting and a hospital or “breeding tank” will be necessary. Slightly acidic water is best for optimal breeding habits. After the eggs have been fertilized, removing the parents will be necessary to reduce the number of lost fry. Feed the fry baby brine shrimp or crushed flake food.
Appx Purchase Size: 1/2″ to 1″
Minimum quantity for “Tetra Tropical Fish – Black Phantom Tetra” is 3.