Do Black Phantom Tetra prefer shade / low lighting?
Black Phantom Tetra do not necessarily require a dimly lit tank, so you can use your normal lighting, but they will prefer plenty of areas of shade to shelter from the light. Provide broad leaved plants, or floating plants, to provide shady cover for the Black Phantom Tetra.
The Black Phantom Tetra thrives best in aquariums with lower pH, heavily planted tanks with loose leaves on the bottom to create a more natural habitat. Black Phantoms make a stunning contrast fish when paired with their red-hued cousins such as the Red Phantom, Jewel, or Serpae tetra to shoal.
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