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SubscribeHow many members here also own Congo Tetras
daddySEAL
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male usa
EditedEdited by daddySEAL
They are about the coolest tetra imaginable.
BIG(up to 4", close schooling and beautifully iridescent rainbow colored:
http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/characins/CongoTetra.php

Very peaceful, but not "food" for, or easily intimidated by other larger fish because of their size.

I have a school of 12 in my 120 gallon tank...and Love them!
So Cool!

Anyone else own any?
Post InfoPosted 04-Sep-2008 14:46Profile Homepage PM Edit Report 
Callatya
 
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My parents have a school of about 7 (which should be a group, but they stick together like glue so we'll just say school ) ad they have earned the nickname of "the little thugs"

Sweet fish though, huge really, and so grumpy-looking

For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.

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daddySEAL
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EditedEdited by daddySEAL
yes, and the fin structures of the males' dorsal fins and tail fins are really unique...plus their cool/subtle "rainbow iridescent" colors! They definitely hang/school tight together which I like....maybe they feel that it gives them safety in watching the school of my very fast swimming manic 6" Bala (Silver) Sharks darting around together.

I think Congos are the most interesting and beautiful large rainbow colors Tetra I've seen!
(can't wait for them to get their full 4" length!)
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Callatya
 
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EditedEdited by Callatya
I took some photos for you.

I can't really say that the tank size is appropriate for them, but they seem to be fat and healthy and enjoying themselves. They weren't planned additions and this isn't my tank so please don't take this photo as ideal conditions.



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For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.

Post InfoPosted 16-Sep-2008 19:02Profile Homepage ICQ AIM MSN Yahoo PM Edit Delete Report 
Callatya
 
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They are so shiny

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