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Hyphessobrycon megalopterus(Black Phantom Tetra, Megalamphodus megalopterus)

An impressive fish, particularly when kept in large groups. Both sexes are smoky-grey in colour. The fins on the female are red, while those on the male are black. The male also has a much larger dorsal fin.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A peaceful fish, these fish likes to be kept in a group of at least a dozen specimens. Males will perform mock-battles, without harm but in the process putting on a very entertaining display. While some Megalamphodus have a reputation for being delicate, this species is quite easy to look after.

Breeding is as for Hyphessobrycon. Soft, acid water is essential.

Family Group: Characins
Distribution Brazil and Bolivia
Temperature 23-27C
Size Around 4cm
Water Parameters Soft, acid water preferred, but tolerates harder water well
Water PH 6.0-7.5

Useful sources of information:

For a well illustrated and detailed reference guide on this and many other fish, consider the Baensch Aquarium Atlases. Volume 1 contains all the common species, and later volumes cover more unusual species. You can buy these books here.

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Amwell Aquatics - Epping Epping CM16 6LX View shop
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