Common Name(s)
Black phantom tetra
Scientific Name
Hyphessobrycon megalopterus
Family
Characidae
Origin
Native to Rio Guapore, Rio Paraguay, and Rio Madeira
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1.5 inches
Minimum Tank Size
15/20 gallon with minimum base dimensions of 24 x 12
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore. Will take dry foods, but supplement with mosquito larvae and other live foods.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer. Doesn't take care of it's young.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 68-83 Fahrenheit
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A schooling fish, so keep in groups of 6+ of their own species.

Males have much larger fins and the fins are black, while females have reddish fins. Females are also deeper-bodied.