Scientific name: Megalamphodus melanopterus
The Black Phantom Tetra grows to two inches. It is a hardy species that does well in both small and large groups. A temperature in the range of 72º to 82º Fahrenheit, at a pH of 5.5 to 7.5, and water that is moderately soft to slightly hard are suitable for this species.
All flake and freeze-dried foods are acceptable for the Black Phantom Tetra, but regular offerings of live brine shrimp should be included in its diet. Females are more brightly colored and have red fins. The males will sometimes visually threaten each other by facing off and spreading out their fins.
To learn more about freshwater aquariums, see:
- Aquarium Basics
- How to Choose Aquarium Equipment
- How to Set Up an Aquarium
- How to Maintain an Aquarium
- How to Choose Aquarium Fish
- How to Care for Aquarium Fish
- Freshwater Aquarium Fish