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 ")




6.0 - 8.0

23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)

5-19 °d

2:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-12 years



This animal is available captive bred

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have longer fins and brighter colours.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

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

Identification[edit | edit source]

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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