Phenacogrammus interruptus
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Phenacogrammus interruptus

Common Names: Congo Tetra
Synonyms: Alestopetersius interruptus
Hemigrammalestes interruptus
Micralestes interruptus
Phenacogrammus interruptus
Family: Alestiidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: Africa; Congo Bason, Zaire.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful but timid and easily frightened.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with flakes. A 3ft or larger tank is recommended.
6 - 8
23°C - 27°C
73°F - 81°F
5 dH - 19 dH
Potential Size: Male: 8cm (3.1")
Female: 8cm (3.1")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: The male Congo Tetra has extended dorsal and tail fins. It is also larger and more colourful than the female. A male is pictured above.
Breeding: Hard, though brighter than normal lighing can often initiate breeding. This fish is an egg scatterer, and will eat the eggs after spawning. The parents need to be removed and placed within another tank, immediately after spawning, if wanting to raise fry.
Comments: Quite a stunning fish. It's timid nature will lessen with time.
Main Colours: Silver, Green, Yellow
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: Adam
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