Hyphessobrycon sweglesi
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Hyphessobrycon sweglesi

Common Names: Red Phantom
Swegles's Tetra
Synonyms: Megalamphodus sweglesi
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Columbia, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with flakes or freeze dried tablets. Easy to feed. Change the tank water frequently. Take note of the cooler water temperature requirements.
5.5 - 7.5
20°C - 26°C
68°F - 79°F
15 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 3.5cm (1.4")
Female: 3.5cm (1.4")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Male's dorsal fin has black and some white, while the females is red. The male has a black patch on the front part of its body.
Breeding: Relatively hard to breed.
Comments: Best kept in pairs or in schools. See also the Black Phantom Tetra.
Main Colours: Black, Red, Silver
Markings: Spots Large
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: Lindy
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