Black phantom tetra

This fish is of roughly tetragonal shape, light grey in coloring, with a black patch, surrounded by iridescent silver edging, posterior of the gills on each side.

The Black phantom tetra lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 7.5, dH range: 18 environment.

The Black Phantom Tetra was described by Eigenmann in 1915. They are found in South America in upper Paraguay and Guapor More

The black phantom tetra (Hyphessobrycon megalopterus) is a freshwater fish of the characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes. It is native to the Paraguay, Guaporé, and Mamore basins in Brazil and Bolivia. More

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The Black Phantom Tetra is a very elegant looking characin, which is also small, peaceful and easy to keep. Their behavior is very similar to many other tetra species, but an interesting feature of the Black Phantom is the significant difference between males and females. More

The Black Phantom Tetra is a very elegant looking characin, which is also small, peaceful and easy to keep. More

The Black Phantom Tetra, Hyphessobrycon megalopterus or Megalamphodus megalopterus,is a beautiful and peaceful little fish. It comes from several river basins in Bolivia and Brazil. More

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This fish, the Black Phantom Tetra, is a full bodied tetra with a black diamond patch with a green or silver outline on the sides of its body. More

Black Phantom tetra scatter non-adhesive eggs, which are at risk of being eaten by the breeding adults. Lining the tank with peat, gravel, marbles, spawning grid, or glass rods have all been recommended. More

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. More

fish, the Black Phantom Tetra will retain its full coloration. However, a solo tetra will most likely lose all of its color. More

The Black Phantom Tetra 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, remove the parents from the breeding tank. More

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Common names

Barwieniec czarny in Polish (polski)
Black phantom tetra in English
Fantóm čierny in Slovak (slovenčina)
Fantomtetra in Swedish (Svenska)
Hyphessobrycon megalopterus in Catalan (Català)
Hyphessobrycon megalopterus in French (français)
Musta-aavetetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Phantom tetra in English
Phantomsalmler in German (Deutsch)
Qara xəyalət tetra in Azerbaijani (azərbaycan dili)
Schwarzer Phantomsalmler in German (Deutsch)
Sort fantom in Danish (dansk)
Sort Fantomtetra in Danish (dansk)
Tetra fantasma negro in Spanish (español)
Zwarte fantoomzalm in Dutch (Nederlands)
大鰭魮脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
大鳍魮脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
黑鰭多齒脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
黑鳍多齿脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Hyphessobrycon
Species : Hyphessobrycon megalopterus
Authority : Eigenmann, 1915