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Introduction: The Black Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon megalopterus) is a captivating and elegant freshwater fish known for its striking appearance and peaceful nature. These tetras are a fantastic addition to community aquariums, offering a touch of mystique with their dark coloration and unique fin patterns.


  • The Black Phantom Tetra is named for its predominantly black body, which is adorned with a striking semi-translucent patch near the dorsal fin.
  • Their fins exhibit a distinctive elongated and pointed appearance, adding to their elegance.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  • Black Phantom Tetras are renowned for their peaceful disposition, making them excellent companions for a wide range of tank mates.
  • They are a shoaling species, so it's recommended to keep them in groups of at least six to allow them to display their natural behavior and feel secure.

Tank Requirements:

  • A well-maintained aquarium with stable water conditions is essential.
  • Maintain a water temperature between 72°F and 78°F (22°C to 26°C).
  • Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • Provide a well-planted tank with hiding spots and open swimming areas, as Black Phantom Tetras appreciate both.


  • These tetras are omnivorous and will readily accept a variety of foods.
  • Offer them high-quality flake or pellet food as their primary diet.
  • Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, daphnia, or bloodworms for optimal nutrition.


  • Black Phantom Tetras are known to spawn relatively easily in a well-prepared aquarium.
  • To encourage breeding, provide a separate breeding tank with soft, slightly acidic water and fine-leaved plants for egg-laying.

Care and Considerations:

  • Maintain good water quality through regular water changes and efficient filtration.
  • Avoid housing them with aggressive or nippy tank mates, as their peaceful nature can make them vulnerable.
  • Monitor their health and behavior, as any sudden changes could be indicative of stress or illness.

Black phantom tetra 2.5cm X 5pc

SGD 4.40


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