Red Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon sweglesi)

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Red Phantom Tetra

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Red Phantom Tetra

Hyphessobrycon sweglesi

Moderate

56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
56.8 Litres (15 US G.)

1.26 in 2-3.2 cm (0.8-1.3")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.5 - 7.5

293.15 K
68 °F
527.67 °R
296.15 K
73.4 °F
533.07 °R
20 -23 °C (68-73.4°F)

15-20 °d

1:2 M:F

Uncommon

5-12 years



Contents

Additional names

Red Phantom Tetra

Additional scientific names

Megalamphodus sweglesi, Magalamphodus sweglesi


Origin

South America: Orinoco River basin.

Sexing

Males are more brightly coloured with slightly more elongated and elaborate fins.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Do not keep with long-finned fish as these fish may nip.

Diet

Omnivorous, will take pellets and flake as well as live and frozen food.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

This fish prefers a spacious tank with open swimming place and room to shoal. Some hiding places in plants would be appreciated.

Behaviour

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

A pretty fish that looks similar in colour and shape to the Serpae Tetra but the body is slightly more elongated and the black mark on their flanks is more rounded.

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