Congo Tetra - Bay Bridge Aquarium and Pet

Congo Tetra

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The Congo Tetra is a beautiful, unique tetra that is prized by many aquarists. It has been line bred in captivity to have an albino variant, as well as a variant with even longer fins. The body is silver and highly iridescent, and may show hues of yellow, green and blue. The fins are long and flowing.

A peaceful schooling fish, they will do best in a group of at least 6. They should only be kept with other peaceful community fish and have plenty of hiding places, or they may become stressed. 

They will accept a wide variety of meaty preparations and vegetable matter in the form of micro pellets, live, frozen, and high quality flake foods. For their best health, they should be fed primarily carnivore foods. 

QUICK FACTS:

Scientific Name: Phenacogrammus interruptus
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 75-81° F, KH 4-8, pH 6.0-6.2
Max. Size: 7.6cm / 3 Inches
Color Form: Mid body has a gold stripe, flanks violet or turquoise
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Tank raised, species originally from Africa
Family: Alestidae

 

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