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Congo Tetra

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Scientific name: Phenacogrammus interruptus

The basics:
The Congo Tetra is a schooling fish which is native to the Congo River basin in central Africa. The Congo Tetra is a livebearer, and inhabits waterways which have lots of floating vegetation and driftwood. They are omnivorous, and feed on insects, crustaceans, algae and zooplankton. Phenacogrammus interruptus is a popular community aquarium fish, and does well in planted tanks when kept in groups of six or more.

Appearance:
Males are distinguished by their bright, rainbow coloration and long caudal and dorsal fins.

Size:
2-4 inches

Temperament:
Congo Tetras are shy and peaceful, and should not be kept with fish species which tend to nip fins, as the male Congo Tetra has long dorsal fins. Fish that should be compatible with Congo Tetras include other tetras, rainbowfish, Corydoras and some peaceful cichlids.

Housing:

Temperature:
73.00-82.00 °F

pH:
7.50-0.00

Alkalinity:
3.000-18.000 mg/L

wonderful

shoal, nonaggressive community tank, iridescent bodies, schooling fish, large silver scales, focal point

challenging

live food, voracious appetite

interesting

spectacular metallic colouration, light shimmers, slightly acidic water, yellow stripe

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