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The Yellow Phantom Tetra is a small and fun schooling fish. Males try to out-do each other by fully extending their fins and displaying to each other. Looks best in a planted tank.

Fish can be delivered to your door by Coburg Aquarium with 100% satisfaction.

Features of Yellow Phantom Tetra:

  • Yellow phantom tetras are colorful fish with red blushing tail and fins that dilute to an yellow hue
  • Their bodies are a translucent yellow color, and they have a black spot on either side of their gill plates
  • Small size tetra
  • Average Lifespan :5 yrs


The Best Aquarium Size for Tetras:

The recommended tank size for Yellow Phantom Tetras is minimum 35L. The aquarium needs to have a large enough volume to offer adequate free-swimming space to your fish and to allow for a small group.
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Tank Mate Compatibility:

A schooling fish by nature, the Yellow 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:


Feeding :

Yellow Phantom Tetras are omnivores and are used to scrounging for small insects, crustaceans, zooplankton, and organic matter. They will readily accept small size pellets, flakes, freeze-dried foods & live foods in the aquarium.

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Phantom Tetra Tank Set-up:

Heater :

Ideal water temperatures are between 23 ⁰C - 27 ⁰C. 
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Light :

Usually kept in planted tanks, aquarium lighting is essential for healthy aquatic plants. They enjoy darker waters, therefore we suggest using a dimabled LED lighting .

Substrate :

Dark coloured substrates make this fish feel more secure and allow for excellent viewing of the fish.
A variety of substrates are available 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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