Scientific Name: Megalamphodus megalopterus
Common Name: Black Phantom Tetra
Adult Size: 1.75"
Lifespan: 3 - 5 years
Origin / Habitat: South America
Aquarium Size: 10 Gallons
Ideal Water Conditions:
- pH - 6.0 - 7.5
- Temperature: 75-80° F
- Water Hardness: 5° - 20°
Temperament: A generally peaceful little tetra that needs to be in a school of 5 or more.
Diet / Foods: An omnivore - provide a varied diet with live food, frozen food and they should accept flake food.
Tank Region: All over, but mostly in the middle and top areas of the fish tank.
Breeding: 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