Black Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon megalopterus)

Also known as Phantom Tetra


Also known as Phantom Tetra.

Found in schools, around patches of submerged tree roots or vegetation, over sluggish backwaters, of lakes and ponds.
They feed on crustaceans, small insects, and worms.
Length - 3.6cm
Depth - ?m
South America - Guaporé River and Upper Paraguay River basins

Popular aquarium fish!
Related to Piranha's.
Piranha's have a fearsome reputation (because of James bond 007) as a voracious predator that can strip flesh off bones in minutes, although they have razor sharp teeth they are in fact quite timid scavengers. Ref:


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