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Phenocogrammus interuptus
Congo Tetra
Boulenger, 1899

Phenocogrammus interuptus - Congo Tetra - The Congo tetra is one of the larger tetras generally available for the aquarium
The Congo tetra is one of the larger tetras generally available for the aquarium
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(Other members of the genus Phenocogrammus)

ADULT SIZE: 9 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Phenocogrammus interuptus small live-foods and fine grade dried foods. Live and frozen insect larvae greatly appreciated (bloodworm, glassworm, mosquito larvae). Not a fussy eater.

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Congo (DRC)

SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: Males are larger with more impressive finnage

(3) 2.5" MALE Yellow Congo Tetra TR Alestopetersius caudalis Live Fresh Tropical

Current price: $50.00
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Time left: 27d 14h 48m
(3) 1.5-2" Orange Flash Congo Tetra WILD Alestopetersius cf. nigropterus Live

Current price: $70.00
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Time left: 26d 16h 21m

AQUARIUM CARE: One of the few African characins regularly seen for sale in aquarium stores. An active shoaler, though a little shy at times; most at home in a darker tank, well planted in places, but with plenty of open space in which to swim - preferably against a current.

BREEDING: Requires a spawning tank with very soft, slightly acidic water. An egg scatterer.

Have you bred Phenocogrammus interuptus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Phenocogrammus interuptus breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Low light plants Java moss, Java fern, and several of the Anubias species all do fine in low-light conditions. That is not to say that they do not thrive with stronger lighting, but in an aquarium with a lot of floating plants, or one with timid fish that prefer a dimmer tank, these plants are very useful indeed. All are epiphytes; that is to say they need not be planted, and can be attached to stones, bogwood or just left free floating


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