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The Black Phantom Tetras are cute and fun little schooling fish. They are from northern Paraguay and central Brazil. Easy to care for and suit for aquarists of all experience levels. Looks best in a planted tank. Live Tetra Fish can be delivered to your door by Coburg Aquarium with 100% satisfaction.

Features of Black Phantom Tetra:

  • Smokey-gray as the base body coloration
  • Eye-shaped marking behind the gills
  • Males also have long flowing fins that are often edged with black
  • Black Phantom tetras are native to South America

The Best Aquarium Size for Tetras:

The recommended tank size for Red Phantom Tetras is minimum 35L. The aquarium needs to have a large enough volume to offer adequate free-swimming space to your fish. After an Aquarium for your fish? Browse our Aquarium Tank Selection here.

Tank Mate Compatibility:

A schooling fish by nature, the Red Phantom Tetras are best kept in groups of at least six or more. Usually, community tanks with other schooling fish of about the same size or not much larger would be perfect for them. Here’s a list of some of the best tank mates for your Tetras:

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Feeding :

Red Phantom Tetras are omnivores and are used to scrounging for small insects, crustaceans, zooplankton, and organic matter. You can also feed them with small size pellets, flakes and freeze-dried foods. Check out our Top Rated Natural Fish Foods.

Phantom Tetra Tank Set-up:

Heater :

Ideal water temperatures sit between at a stable number between 23 ⁰C - 27 ⁰C. Looking for a Heater for your fish? Check all available Tank Heater here.

Light :

You can choose to use lighting in your aquarium if that’s what you prefer. Dim LED lighting would be ideal.

Substrate :

Gravel and Dark Color Substrates.A variety of Substrates are avalibale in Coburg Aquarium.

Plants for Tetras:

They are accustomed to medium to large plants in their natural habitat and enjoy a well-planted aquarium with some open swimming space.
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Decorations for Tetras:

Artificial plants can work well. Additionally, you can also choose to use Aquarium Ornaments such as: Kazoo handmade fish decorations, caves, rocks, and maybe even driftwood will create a fun playground for them to swim around.

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