Red Phantom Tetra Tropical Fish Information

Hyphessobrycon sweglesi
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)

Red Phantom Tetra Tropical Fish Learn all about the Red Phantom Tetra's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Red Phantom Tetra is the right fish for your aquarium.

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.

Red Phantom Tetra Facts

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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