Red Phantom Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 3cm
Max size 4cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 5
Temp Min: 20℃ Max: 24℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Red Phantom Tetra Hyphessobrycon sweglesi
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  • Red Phantom Tetra Hyphessobrycon sweglesi - thumbnail
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Red Phantom Tetra

Hyphessobrycon sweglesi

The Red Phantom Tetra is a very attractive and peaceful small shoaling fish that is well suited to a community. Although they may tolerate harder water, for long term health and colour they are best kept in soft-medium water with a pH of around 6-7. Keep in groups, ideally in aquariums with hiding spots amongst plants and with other small peaceful fish. May occasionally nip at extravagantly finned fish.

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Megalamphodus sweglesi | Other names Swegles's Tetra | Origin South America; Orinoco River basin | Breeding Egg scatterer, soft acidic water is required | Natural Water Conditions pH 5.5-7.5, very soft to medium | Sexing Females dorsal fin has a white dot, males are stronger coloured and have a larger dorsal

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