Congo Tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus)

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Congo Tetra

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Congo Tetra

Phenacogrammus interruptus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

5.1-8.1cm (2-3.2 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 8.0

23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)

5-19 °d

2:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-12 years

Family

Alestidae

This animal is available captive bred




Origin

Sexing

Males have longer fins and brighter colours.

Tank compatibility

Good community fish for larger tanks, do not keep with aggressive fin nippers such as Tiger Barbs. Keep this fish in shoals of 5 or more.

Diet

An omnivore that will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a large laterally spacious tank with plenty of open swimming space. Live plants would be appreciated to offer hiding places.

Behaviour

A shoaling fish, will group with others of it's own kind in open swimming space.

Identification

An attractive member of the Tetra family. The Congo Tetra is a popular addition to community tanks as it has elaborate long caudal, anal and dorsal fins and it's flanks shimmer blue, orange and red.

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