Congo Tetra - Phenacogrammus interruptus
Species name: Phenacogrammus interruptus
Synonym: Micralestes interruptus; Alestopetersius interruptus
Common name: Congo Tetra.
Maximum size: 8.5 cm / 3 inches
Company: Phenacogrammus interruptus (Congo Tetra) are suitable for community aquariums.
Water parameters: temperature 22-25 ° C / 72-77° F, pH 6,5-7
Aquarium setup: Congo Tetras prefer a well planted aquarium with lot of dense vegetation and free areas to swim on. They require larger aquariums then many other tetra species. Should only be kept in groups of 8 fishes or more.
Feeding: Phenacogrammus interruptus (Congo Tetra) accepts flake food however supplement might be needed to get them into breeding condition.
Breeding: Congo Tetra males are easily distinguished by their extended finnage and bright colours in comparison to the shorter finned dull females. They are egg scatterers and a separate breeding aquarium is necessary for successful breeding. The fry grows very slowly.
Picture of female Congo Tetra - Phenacogrammus interruptus. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
Male Phenacogrammus interruptus - Congo Tetra picture. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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