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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.
|Distribution||Brazil and Bolivia|
|Water Parameters||Soft, acid water preferred, but tolerates harder water well|
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|
|Maidenhead Aquatics @ Crowland||Peterborough||PE6 0JB|
|Maidenhead Aquatics@ Oxford||Oxfordshire||OX33 1YJ|
|Pond Life Aquatics||London||NW7 1AS|
|Maidenhead Aquatics @ Lincoln||Lincoln||LN6 9BY|
|Abacus Aquatics||Kent||DA15 8DJ|
|World of Water - Romsey||Hampshire||SO51 0HB|
|Aquahome Aquatic Centre||Lancashire||PR25 5XW|
|The WaterZoo||Peterborough||PE1 2PE|
|Woodford Aquatics||London||E18 1EJ|
|Aquatic Design Centre||London||SW12 0PS|
|Wholesale Tropicals||London||E2 0AA|
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