Filament Tetra (Bryconaethiops microstoma)
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246 Litres (65 US G.)
12-15 cm (4.7-5.9")
6.0 - 7.5
24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)
- 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]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )