Hyphessobrycon sweglesi

"Red Phantom Tetra"


Please note that the fish shown in the photo is not the exact fish you will receive and is only a representative of what an adult specimen will look like.

Minimum order: 6
SKU: 10Tetras-PhantRedTR Categories: ,

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Hyphessobrycon sweglesi is a species of tetra that lives in the Orinoco River drainage basin in South America. The fish has a round black spot behind the gill-plate, a black band on the dorsal fin that is bordered above and below by creamy-white. The other fins are red same as the upper rim of the eye. The fish eats worms, small insects, and crustaceans. The species can lay up to 400 eggs that can hatch in a day and that are susceptible to fungus. The species’ appearance is very similar to Hyphessobrycon megalopterus (black phantom tetra). The species’ scientific name used to be Megalamphodus sweglisi and the species’ common name is red phantom tetra.

It is recommended to keep a mixed group (males and female) of at least 8–10 specimens in a tank no smaller than 20 US gallons

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