Scientific Name: Phenacogrammus interruptus
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Approximate purchase size : 4 - 5cm
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible. Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible. Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.
How hard are they to keep?
A fairly robust and easy to care for species. Avoid keeping with species prone to nipping fins.
What is its maximum size?
Males 8cm, Females 6cm
Where are they from?
The vast majority of specimens available are capitive bred. They originally come from the river Congo drainage.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Congo Tetras are a shoaling species, and are best kept in large numbers. For best results we recommend keeping at least 6 in a shoal - the more the happier they will be.
What water conditions do they require?
Ideally slightly acidic water conditions are provided between 6.5pH - 7pH however they will happily live in conditions ranging up to pH of 7.5 or higher. Temperatures should range between 24-26¬∞C.
What should you feed them?
Congo Tetra should be fed a variety of flake, frozen, freeze dried and live foods for a varied diet. Being omnivores they will happily accept a wide range of foods.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Congo Tetra are peaceful community fish and are generally accepeted by a wide range of tank mates. Please see the compatability chart below for more information.
How do you breed them?
When fully mature adults can be easily identified by their extendd finnage. Males will also appear larger and much more colourful. Breeding is not the easiest with Congo Tetra but it is possible.