16. June 2010

Honestly speaking, the trade name for this cute fish is completely wrong: first of all, the genus name Megalamphodus is regarded nowadays as a synonym to Hyphessobrycon and twice the species in question is an undescribed one and not identical with the red phantom tetra, H. sweglesi. However, even undescribed fish have to be named somehow in the trade….

This is the most beautiful species of phantom tetra. It originates from Colombia and is available only for a relatively short time per year. Now the season has come and the opportunity to stock the fish.

As the species is available as wildcaught only the fish are much smaller than the phantom tetras that are bred in captivity. At a total length of 2-3 cm the fish are adult already and delight their owner with their striking colours and the harmless fights among the males.

For our customers: the fish have code 267402 on our stocklist.Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Kolumbien / Colombia
Verfügbare Größe in cm 2-3