Black Phantom Tetra


The Black Phantom Tetra is a very peaceful, schooling fish that comes from the regions of Central Brazil. Receiving its name from its black translucent coloring, the 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.

Hiding spaces such as rocks, plants, and driftwood are recommended to give this fish a sense of security. Taller plants 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.

The Black Phantom Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Johnny February 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm

easy to keep. does best in schools. the colors aren’t as bright ofcourse as the more popular tetras such as neon tetras but in a school their colors will stand out more.

Pat March 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm

they’re hard fishes can survive a bad tank, females will die first males are hardier.
make sure to have more females than males, like 2 males and 4 females so that males won’t try on just 1 females… she’ll end up dieing eventaully due to stress.

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