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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

(6) 1-1.5" Congo Tetra TR Phenacogrammus interruptus Live Freshwater Tropical

Current price: $40.00
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Time left: 11d 14h 10m
(3) 1-1.5" Blue Diamond Congo Tetra WILD Alestopetersius smykalai Live Tropical

Current price: $35.00
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Time left: 21d 8h 54m

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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The biggest killer of tropical fish is overfeeding. Uneaten food decays and pollutes the water, even with adequate filtration. Adult fish should remain unfed one day each week, and almost all commonly available species will be completely fine if unfed during a two week vacation


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