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Black Phantom Tetra

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Save up to 15% with In-Store Pickup

Save 10% on orders under $99 or 15% on orders of $100 or more when you choose in-store pickup at checkout. Offer valid online only. Transaction total is prior to taxes & after discounts are applied. Savings will reflect on qualifying merchandise after promotional code is applied. Maximum value $150. Offer not valid on gift cards, gift certificates, previous purchases or charitable donations. Offer may not be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject to change at the sole discretion of PetSmart. Offer valid on PetSmart.ca through April 30, 2018 @ 6:30 am EST.

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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 2"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Middle
  • Schooling fish (5+)
  • Experience level: Beginner
  • Tank Setup: 10+ gallons
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price above for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.

Great for beginner aquarists, tetras are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and patterns. Tetras are an active, peaceful, schooling fish that mix well with other community fish. They prefer to swim in schools of five or more. Tetras can share their aquarium with other community danios, rasboras, catfish and less aggressive barbs and gouramis.

Instead of plants, tetras eat aquatic crustaceans, worms and aquatic insect larvae. Vary their diet by including frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms and other small worms, mosquito larvae and daphnia. You will see your tetras swimming in the middle of your aquarium. To create a beautiful environment, be sure to add some top and bottom swimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.

Learn about the Black Phantom Tetra

Common Name
Black Phantom Tetra

Scientific Name
Megalamphodus megalopterus

Family
Characidae

Feeding Habits
Live blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen vegetable diet, daphnia, plankton, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Flake and freeze dried foods also accepted.

Compatibility
Peaceful and schooling with fish of the same size.

Habitat
Brazil: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.

Breeding
The female is the one who displays the red coloration in her anal and pectoral fins. While the male's anal and pectoral fins are a smoky gray color.

Additional Comments
Male Black Phantoms will stake out territories and defend them from other males, There is not a lot of fighting that takes place in this ritual, the males will throw up their fins and circle around each other until one of them backs down and swims away.

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Black Phantom Tetra
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