Common name: Yellow phantom tetra
Scientific name: Megalamphodus roseus
Max size: 3 cm
Origin: South America
Company: Yellow Phantom is very suitable for community aquariums
Water Peramiters: Temperature range: 23 – 27°C and pH: 6.0 – 7.5
Aquarium Setup: The Yellow phantom tetra is a social fish that should be kept in pairs and in a group consisting of at least eight specimens. It is also advisable to create natural borders in the aquarium using plants and other forms of aquarium decoration. Decorate the aquarium with a large amount of foliage against which the Yellow phantom tetras can contrast. Sufficient lighting is also necessary to bring out the true colours and glimmer of these fish.
Its natural habitat is densely grown and the Yellow phantom tetra will therefore appreciate a heavily planted aquarium. They are very active and inhabit all areas of the aquarium; top, middle and bottom.
If you want to breed them in captivity, you should lower the pH value in the water a bit. The recommended pH for breeding purposes is 5.5 - 6.0. Keep the light subdued and include floating plants that will block any sharp lighting. The Yellow phantom tetra is an egg-scattering species that will not care for their offspring they will even eat eggs and fry if given the opportunity.
Yellow Phantom Tetra
Common Name Yellow Phantom Tetra Scientific Name Megalamphodus roseus Origin South America Max Size 3 cm Community Safe Yes pH Range
6.0 - 7.5
Diet Type Omnivore Min Tank Size Small Temperature Range 23 - 27 Care Level Easy