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Black Phantom Tetra


Species: Hyphessobrycon megalopterus
Common Name: Black Phantom Tetra
Size: Up to 1.75 inches (4 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Upper Paraguay and Guaporé River basins.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallon for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous: will accept Flakes, Frozen and live foods.
Behavior: Peaceful, active schooling species.
Water: 71 -82°F (22– 28°C) dh range 2-18, pH : 6.0 - 7.5. Species needs Soft, acidic water for general well-being and breeding.
Care: Easy, should be kept in schools of at least six.
Communities: Excellent.
Suitability: Good

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