From the article: Black Phantom Tetra
Have you kept Black Phantom Tetras? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Black Phantom Tetras. Share Your Experiences
- I have 2 I also have gold tetras bleeding heart tetras neons they are striking luv em
- —Guest linda
Black phantom newbie
- Just introduced seven to a newly cycled ten gallon tank. They seem happy so far. Places for them to hide and fake plants. Wish me/them luck.
- —Guest Tom
black phantom tetra
- I have a school of six with two males who gard each end of the tank. They try to push the females to their side of the tank. Great little fish
- —Guest frampy
My Black Phantoms!
- I first bought 5 of them on a whim, I have a 25 gallon bow with, at the time, just a large japanese algae eater and a plecko and I wanted to start stocking it more after my initial daneo's to cycle the tank. I bought 5, and only 3 made it, but I noticed 2 starting to gang up on the one so I went yesterday and bought 3 more so there are 6, along with 5 platties that I bought. They are all doing great loving the new company and my water parameters are fine. They love playing in my tall swords and appreciate the more width they have swimming in the bow front. I don't like using fake plants because I'm always scared they will tear fins, but I have plenty of ferns and plants and driftwood and rocks. I'm a relavtively new aquariest, coming on 2 years. Loving the tetra's so far!
- —Guest Andrea
- I have two Phantoms, I think they are striking fish, with five Black Widows and they school together. They seem more than happy in my planted 18 gallon tank.
- —Guest Mick
- 5 or a 10 gallon is just way too small. These fish can get to a fairly good size up to 1.75 inches.. I have a male tetra close to 1.5 inches. Even though these are tetras and "schooling" numbers should be six or more these fish are also territorial. Each one of mine have their own spot, and will chase others away.. personally I would go no less then 20 gallons for a small group of these fish.
- —Guest lizon
Black Phantom Tetras
- They are a lively tetra though I've had better ability with the Red Phantoms in hardiness. Darting through tall background plants is what mine did with a fervor.
- —Guest NorthsideRasta
Black Phantom Tetra
- A 5 Gallon tank for a shoal of these fish is just way too small, a 10 gallon tank is better for a shoal of about 5-6 fish and possibly one snail. They are a great fish and also territorial so they do need the extra room. But they seem rather subjectable to Ich, I am currently battling with it now and seems they are the only ones affected.
- —Guest Andi
- Howdy, I have phantoms and enjoy their shape and color. I have a 29 gallon tank with fake plants and driftwood. many fish I have put in the tank mostly swim against the glass like they are looking for a way out but the phantoms don't do that. I have found however, that in my tank they tend to nip each others fins, They don't kill each other so I guess it's relative whether they hurt each other. All in all I like their smarts, their unusual fin shape and coloring and that they aren't picky about food or habitat.
- —Guest john
Black Phantom tetra
- Black Phantom Tetras are extremely attractive. They show their best colors if you keep them in a group of 5 or more, and feed them a variety of foods. They look great with similar reddish-tinted Tetras, such as the Red Phantom. If the red Phantom is not hardy enough for you, a Serpae Tetra is slightly hardier. Overall, they are a great fish to keep for anyone with a little bit of experience in the hobby.
- —Guest Nathan