Week 9: Red Phantom Tetra

This week’s Fish of the Week is the Red Phantom Tetra.

Originating from South America the Red Phantom Tetra can grow to around 5cm in size and will do best in groups of 10 or more. We would recommend a minimum tank size of 100 litres or more as these active fish like plenty of room to swim.

The Red Phantom Tetra is blood red in colour with a distinctive black patch in the centre of its deep body. These peaceful, shoaling fish do well within a mixed community tank and will thrive best in a well planted aquarium which will help them to feel safe and secure.

These omnivorous fish will readily accept most types of food including live, Frozen and flake foods.

A temperature of around 22°C to 26°C with recommended, whilst a pH of around 6 to 7.5 is ideal.

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