Red Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon sweglesi)

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Red Phantom Tetra

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Red Phantom Tetra

Hyphessobrycon sweglesi

57 Litres (15 US G.)

2-3.3cm (0.8-1.3 ")




5.5 - 7.5

20 -23 °C (68-73.4°F)

15-20 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-12 years



Additional names

Red Phantom Tetra

Additional scientific names

Megalamphodus sweglesi, Magalamphodus sweglesi

Origin[edit | edit source]

South America: Orinoco River basin.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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

Diet[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

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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