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Black Phantom Tetra

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Black Phantom Tetra

 

The Black Phantom Tetra ( Hyphessobrycon megalopterus) ,It is a very bright and incredibly active fish. This fish has become quite popular among aquarists due to its playful attitude and stunning looks. Most of these fish have a light pink to translucent color with black tips on the fins.

These Black Phantom Tetras should be kept in groups of at least five or more fish since they do better in a school setting. Phantom Tetras are however known to be fin nippers –they can become aggressive to other fish during feeding. They can also become mildly aggressive when kept in the same tank as slow-moving fish.

The Black Phantom Tetras can grow to be 2 - 2.5" inches and hence a tank size of at least 10 gallons is recommended. They prefer water temperatures ranging from 22°C to 26°C (72°F-79°F) and a pH of 6.2 to 7.8. Another important feature of these Phantom Tetras’ captive habitat is lots of plant life. Driftwood and other aquarium décor can be added to create more caves for hiding.

Feeds

Phantom Tetras are omnivores and will eat just about anything from flakes, frozen and freeze-dried food, and live foods. They should be fed a varied diet to ensure proper nutrition and better health.

Most suitable foods for the Long-fin Serpae Tetra include:

Micro Wafer by Hikari

  • Brine Shrimp
  • Bloodworms
  • Mysis shrimp
  • Daphnia
  • Plankton
  • Algae
  • Fish flakes

Tankmates

For the most part, Balck Phantoms are peaceful and cannot be considered to be aggressive. They will however not get along with slow-moving fish.

Since they are community fish, they thrive in larger groups and when kept in pairs, they will spend most of their time exploring the tank.

The best tank mates for these Black Phantom Tetras are other Tetras. It is recommended to keep them in groups of 5 to 7 fish per tank.

They are also compatible with other fast-moving fish such as:

Frequently asked questions

Are Black Phantom Tetras aggressive?

Somewhat. They can be fin nippers against fish with long flowing fins or fish that are very slow movers that swim in the same part of the water column as them.

How big do phantom tetras get?

These Black Phantom tetras will get up to 2.75in length"

Will black and red phantom tetras school together?

From my experience is that they will. These are what I have learned to call them as "loose schoolers", meaning they will school with other tetras of similar size and shape.

 

 

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.