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the only agression out of the ram is just chasing/charging not once have i seen her nip at any of my fish. I have seen a few of the phantom blacks briefly fight but not for very long.
Black Phantom Tetra | Tim's Tropical Fish
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As with most fish, the Black Phantom Tetra are prone to skin flukes, parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.), ichthyobodo infection, parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.), bacterial infections (general), and bacterial disease. The Black Phantom Tetra is extremely hardy and disease is not usually a problem in a well-maintained aquarium. That being said, there is no guarantee that you won't have to deal with health problems or disease. Remember, anything you add to your tank can introduce disease. Not only other fish but plants, substrate, and decorations can harbor bacteria. Take great care and make sure to properly clean or quarantine anything that you add to an established tank so as not to upset the balance.A good thing about Black Phantom Tetra is that due to their resilience, an outbreak of disease can often be limited to just one or a few fishes if dealt with at an early stage. When keeping more sensitive types of fish, it is common for all fishes to be infected even before the first warning signs can be noticed. The best way to proactively prevent disease is to give your Black Phantom Tetra the proper environment and a well-balanced diet.The more closely their environment resembles their natural habitat, the less stress the fish will have, making them healthier and happier. It is recommended to read up on the common tank diseases. Knowing the signs of common tank diseases and treating them early makes a huge difference. For information about freshwater fish diseases and illnesses, see . Black Phantom Tetra, tropical fish tank - YouTube
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My husband and I acquired an aquarium about a month and a half ago. The first group of fish we acquired were Rasboras. The second group of fish were Black Phantom Tetras. They're incredibly beautiful fish. I could watch them for hours on end. They remind me of horses that have grey bodies with black manes and tails - stunning. We're planning to get more Black Phantom Tetras soon. This is a generally peaceful fish and does well when kept in a small school of 6 or more. However, they males may become aggressive with other male black phantom tetras around spawning time.The Black Phantom Tetra are fairly good eaters and feeding them should be easy. The key is to provide a high quality and varied diet to bring out the wonderful colors of this fish. The photo with this fish profile doesn't do it justice. If you're planning on breeding them, your food selection becomes even more critical. High quality flake food with occasional live foods or frozen foods will fit the bill here.The recommended minimum aquarium size for Black phantom tetras is 60 centimetres (24 inches). The Black phantom tetras can look quite dull in an improperly arranged aquarium. Decorate the aquarium with a thriving of foliage against which the Black phantom tetras can contrast. You can for instance use Java Fern; a very hardy aquatic species that will grow fast in the aquarium. Sufficient lighting is also necessary to bring out the true colours and glimmer of these fishes. The Black phantom tetra is a social fish that should be kept in pairs or in a group consisting of at least five specimens. The ability to keep pairs instead of groups distinguishes this species from most other tetras. If you want to keep several males together, it is important that your aquarium is large enough for each male to claim his own territory. It is also advisable to create natural borders in the aquarium using plants and other forms of aquarium decoration. The Black Phantom Tetra has a flat body which is characteristic to most tetras. Their bodies exhibit a fusiform or spindle-like appearance, meaning they have a round-like cross-section and tend to taper at each end. These fish have tall dorsal fins and their tails are forked, with symmetrical lower and upper lobes. Their anal fins are usually long, extending from just behind the dorsal fins towards their ventral caudal peduncles. In addition, the adipose fin can be described as fleshy in its appearance.