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)
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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Videos[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )