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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
Time left: 27d 14h 48m
|(3) 1.5-2" Orange Flash Congo Tetra WILD Alestopetersius cf. nigropterus Live|
Current price: $70.00
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.