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|origin=:Africa: Lake Kivu in Rwanda, Ogowe River in Gabon, Upper Congo, Cameroon.
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== Origin ==
|sexing=:Not known, females may appear fuller in the belly than males.
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:Africa: Lake Kivu in Rwanda, Ogowe River in Gabon, Upper Congo, Cameroon.
|tank_compatibility=:Best kept in shoals of 6 or more in a species tank or with robust similar sized tank mates.
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|diet=:Will accept most foods but prefers a meaty diet with foods such as shrimp, [[bloodworm]] and [[brine shrimp]].
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|feeding_regime=:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Sexing ==
|environment_specifics=:Keep this fish in a spacious tank with open swimming space and some hiding places provided in [[bogwood]] and rocks.
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:Not known, females may appear fuller in the belly than males.
|behaviour=:A medium sized shoaling fish, can be nippy.
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|identification=:An elongate and high-backed fish with large scales and deep silver colouration, the dorsal fin has elongated spines and reduced fins giving it a long "spiky" look. All fins are darker in colour than the body and edged in black. The anal fin also has white edging.
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== Tank compatibility ==
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:Best kept in shoals of 6 or more in a species tank or with robust similar sized tank mates.
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== Diet ==
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:Will accept most foods but prefers a meaty diet with foods such as shrimp, [[bloodworm]] and [[brine shrimp]].
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== Feeding regime ==
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:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Environment specifics ==
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:Keep this fish in a spacious tank with open swimming space and some hiding places provided in [[bogwood]] and rocks.
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== Behaviour ==
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:A medium sized shoaling fish, can be nippy.
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== Identification ==
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:An elongate and high-backed fish with large scales and deep silver colouration, the dorsal fin has elongated spines and reduced fins giving it a long "spiky" look. All fins are darker in colour than the body and edged in black. The anal fin also has white edging.
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Latest revision as of 02:48, 13 December 2017

Filament Tetra

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Filament Tetra

Bryconaethiops microstoma

246 Litres (65 US G.)

12-15 cm (4.7-5.9")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.5

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

8-18 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-10 years

Family

Alestidae



Additional names

Filament Tetra

Additional scientific names

Brachyalestes mocquardianus, Bryconaethiops microstoma mocquardiana, Bryconaethiops mocquardianus, Bryconaethiops microstoma habereri


Origin[edit | edit source]

Africa: Lake Kivu in Rwanda, Ogowe River in Gabon, Upper Congo, Cameroon.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Not known, females may appear fuller in the belly than males.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Best kept in shoals of 6 or more in a species tank or with robust similar sized tank mates.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods but prefers a meaty diet with foods such as shrimp, bloodworm and brine shrimp.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Keep this fish in a spacious tank with open swimming space and some hiding places provided in bogwood and rocks.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A medium sized shoaling fish, can be nippy.


Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongate and high-backed fish with large scales and deep silver colouration, the dorsal fin has elongated spines and reduced fins giving it a long "spiky" look. All fins are darker in colour than the body and edged in black. The anal fin also has white edging.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]