Tetra | Black Tetra

Tetra | Black Tetra

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Megalamphodus megalopterus

Common Name: Black Phantom Tetra

Adult Size: 1.75 inches

Life Expectancy: 3 - 5 years

Habitat: South America

Aquarium Size: 10 gallons

Ideal Water Conditions:

  • TemperatureRange: 75 - 80°F
  • pH Range: 6.0 - 7.5
  • Water Hardness: 5 - 20

Temperament: A generally peaceful little tetra that needs to be in a school of 5 or more.

Diet & Nutrition: An omnivore - provide a varied diet with live food, frozen food and they should accept flake food.

Breeding & Spawning:  Will breed occasionally in an aquarium setting and a hospital or "breeding tank" will be necessary. After the eggs have been fertilized, removing the parents will be necessary to reduce the number of lost fry.

Gender: The fins of the male are edged in black, while the fins of females have a reddish hue which sometimes causes them to be confused with other species of tetras.

Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart

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