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The black phantom tetra is native to the waters of South America in Bolivia and in areas of western Brazil including the Guaporé River basin and Rio Sao Francisco. Also can be found in other areas of Guapore (Brazil) and Paraguay, they can be found in clear waters that flow through into the wet areas of Pantanal.
In their natural environment, serpae tetras eat small live foods such as insects, invertebrates, and worms. In the aquarium world, they will accept mostly any food including flakes, pellets, freeze-drieds, and frozen foods.
It is recommended to feed any fish a mixed diet of live and dry food
Name: Black Phantom Tetra
Science Name: Megalamphodus megalopterus
Max Size: 1.5 – 2″
pH: 6.0 – 7.5
Temperature: 72-82F° (22-28°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 5 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 10 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 6+ / Thrives in groups 8+